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We strive to discover and unlock potential, change expectations and elevate the value of children with severe multiple disabilities. At the TEAMability Learning Center we "challenge the assumptions". Here children are defined by their abilities, by who they are and what they can do and like to do. Children are given time to discover that they can interact with others, that they can make things happen. Here they experience the joy of success. Here parents understand the reality of their child’s disability, but recognize another reality, the reality of beautiful, happy, funny, brave, affectionate children who bring love, happiness and reward to all who know them. The TEAMability Learning Center is full of surprises, but our joy will overwhelm you. Join us as we "challenge the assumptions." There are many ways to help...
On so many levels, the very existence of TEAMability and the TEAMability Learning Center (TLC) embodies open doors:
- We empower the severely, multiply disabled children whom we serve to discover their sense of self-actualization and to become participants in the worlds of family and community around them.
- For their parents, we reduce the feelings of helplessness and isolation as we strive to embolden them to reclaim their roles as their child’s champions/teachers/advocates.
- For the professionals who work with this population, we expand their horizons regarding every child’s potential to learn and advance.
One of our children, 11 year-old Robbie, has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, developmental delays, and is totally blind. When he first came to TEAMability, Inc., he would move around by "scooting" on the floor and had no form of communication. Three years later, he walks with a sighted guide, is able to request preferences (tell someone he wants more), and indicate choices!