Who are The Adaptables?
The Adaptables Staff works to alleviate barriers that keep people with disabilities from full participation in their community. The Adaptables is one of over 300 federal and state supported Centers for Independent Living (CIL). All centers are consumer-controlled, community-based cross-disability, private, non-profit organizations. The Adaptables Inc., along with all other centers respect consumer choices, goals, and expertise. We provide advocacy, IL skills training, peer support, information, and referral services that combine to guarantee that people with disabilities have the chance to exercise control over their own lives.
Our Mission is to support the independence of people with disabilities through consumer empowerment and community education.
We Believe in consumer choice – consumer expertise – and community based living.
Our Job is to work with the consumer to identify and pursue goals that lead to greater independence. We use advocacy and public awareness to remove physical and attitudinal barriers throughout our service area.
The Adaptables Go To School
We offer two great in-classroom programs to create awareness and meet NC statutory requirements for including disability in the curriculum.
Volunteers assist with various tasks such as office assistance, peer to peer mentoring, and school programs.
Uncle Jim Answers Letters from 2nd Graders
As part of the Different but Alike second grade disability awareness program, “Uncle Jim” answers letters from second graders.
Here is a great question from Jack P. from Courtney Elementary School in Yadkin County:
“What are all the disabilities?”