Opportunity Community Ability: A Special Place for Special Needs

Opportunity Community Ability: A Special Place for Special Needs

How would you feel if you didn’t have the opportunity to show your ability within the community?

People with special needs often tend to feel this way.

Fortunately, Opportunity Community Ability, or OCA, is an organization which gives children and adults with developmental disabilities a place to grow, develop, and be accepted, while teaching them how to adjust within the community.

OCA was founded in 2009 by Silvia Haas along with family, teachers, and therapists, when Silvia’s son, Matthew, was diagnosed with autism.

The following are three takeaways from the video:

  • OCA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization located in Orlando, FL.
  • OCA’s mission: “OCA enables individuals and families with autism or other disabilities the Opportunity to maximize their Abilities through functional, behavioral, social, recreational, and vocational programs and to live within the Community.”
  • OCA’s values: OCA strives to be “a place where every individual is accepted and understood for their abilities and possibilities by providing an opportunity to achieve, contribute, and grow in the community.”

Please visit OCA’s website for more information about the organization.

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