In a world of 7 billion people, approximately a billion individuals live with disabilities. These range from developmental impairments to profound physical disabilities that require the use wheelchairs and other devices to live on a day-to-day basis. The combination of physical limitations, psychological adjustment to living with a disability, and lack of community understanding and resources have a profound impact in how persons with disabilities view themselves and their capacity to live enriched meaningful lives.
The Global Abilities Foundation (GAF) seeks to increase cultural understanding and provide resources to help persons with disabilities become independent productive members of society.
Global Abilities Programs
The Global Abilities Foundation (GAF) hosts the Rec Fest, a recreation festival for all ages and abilities.
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GAF’s sports program includes a wheelchair rugby team based in Baltimore, MD and a pushrim wheelchair racing team with athletes from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware!
More about the teams and upcoming events >
CrossFit 215 is partnering with the Global Abilities Foundation to host a Workout of the Day (WOD) to help persons with disabilities get access to recreation.
Last year's event was a huge success! Join us this year on February 21, 2015.
Watch the video and register for February's workout >
Global Abilities conducts site assessments and provides recommendations to become compliant with the 2010 ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
Accessibility education and site assessments >
Global Abilities conducts disability awareness events at high schools, universities and companies to increase community understanding of diverse populations.
Learn more about our interactive presentations >