People come up to Aimee Mullins all the time and say, “you know, I have to tell you, you just don’t look disabled.”
Through governmental advocacy, public awareness activities, and professional disability consulting, CTD ensures that persons with disabilities may work, live, learn, play and participate fully in the community of their choice.
We are competing in Pepsi’s Refresh Project for $25,000 which will allow us to show YOU a thought provoking film about four dynamic women with disabilities on their journey to the 2010 Ms. Wheelchair America pageant that will challenge the way you view beauty, pageantry and disabilities.
DiscoverAbility NJ project supports the employment of people with disabilities.
Next Step, incorporated as People with Disabilities for Social and Economic Justice, works to protect and develop the rights of individuals with disabilities and to make certain businesses and political officials respond to the needs of people rather than the interests of those with wealth and power.
Project VisAbility has recently placed its first wheelchair athlete as a group exercise instructor at Crunch Fitness, a major health club chain. He has been very well-received and the members love taking his classes. This has spurred interest and new requests from other locations and additional gyms/clubs. We are currently looking for candidates in the Washington, DC and Manhattan, NYC areas, who would like to be hired to lead exercise classes and work with members in fitness. In some cases, clubs may be willing to train and mentor, so most important is the candidates’ interest, skill level, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn.