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. In addition, through over 50 outreach events each year, we educate the public about the needs and capabilities of persons with disabilities.
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 >
Global Abilities Foundation hosts a Workout of the Day (WOD) to introduce persons with disabilities to CrossFit and physical fitness. The Ability WOD was held at CrossFit gyms in Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania in 2015.
Watch the video of our inaugural Ability WOD >
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 >