Give Back: Triangle Disability Awareness Council shares how they’re helping during holidays

‘TDAC is proud to present disability-inclusive narratives of individuals who benefit from the ADA in their everyday life’

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Describe how the Triangle Disability Awareness Council gives back to the community:

We give back by helping citizens live independently within the communities they reside. Yearly events are hosted by the organization at various locations to raise concerns about disability issues that our communities face. Interested attendees should register on our events page and find the appropriate event. We offer services for heath aides and informative technology; for now, we conduct our work virtually.

What’s unique about your program?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Our organization helps train volunteers to work with people who have disabilities. There are technology, administrative and event planning positions available for potential applicants of all backgrounds. Our volunteers receive excellent mentorship to assist in running operations smoothly. Each volunteer who has a disability or not brings their own talents and sincere desire to learn and help others stay independent as well connected to their communities. Many of our volunteers have started because someone helped spur them on to help others.

Any memorable experiences to share?

One women who lost total sight now walks freely with a cane, using technology to give her access to the visual world. Another bed-ridden person gets up every day because we helped them find accessible and affordable housing.

What do your customers say about what you do?

“Without the Triangle Disability Awareness Council, I had little connection to the outside world. Learning from the staff and other volunteers, I gained a better understanding of teamwork.”

How can our readers support you and your program?

We need donations for all components of our business.

Location: 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

https://www.triangledac.org

919-245-4337 | info@triangledac.org

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