SOURCE: Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities

August 15, 2016 09:00 ET

AID Foundation Assists Special Education Teacher

Paul Was Burglarized and Left With Nothing, Until AID Foundation Stepped in

SUN CITY WEST, AZ--(Marketwired - August 15, 2016) - Paul not only lives with disabilities, but is a special needs teacher. To keep his job, he must complete online certifications annually. One night, Paul's home was burglarized. He lost nearly everything worth value, including his computer. Without his online certifications, he wouldn't be able to be there for his students this year. Paul didn't know where to turn, and was faced with severe depression.

After learning about the AID Foundation through Ability 360, Paul applied for a grant at www.aid.org. That is when the AID Foundation stepped in and purchased a computer for Paul along with all of the software, licensing and programs he needed to complete his certification.

Paul said, "I am very excited. After having everything stolen from me, this means the world to me, getting back to work. I want to thank you guys so much."

The AID Foundation spokesperson, Jennifer Rogers, said, "Paul shares our passion for helping individuals with disabilities find independence and self-confidence. We hope this gift will allow him to teach for many years to come."

AID Foundation continues to use proceeds received from settlement agreements to fulfill charitable needs and grants for those who live with disabilities, as well as to spur and bring about further ADA compliance nationwide. Those with disabilities and their associates can request assistance and grants online at www.AID.org. Compliance, other useful information and videos are also available at www.AID.org. To schedule an interview with the AID Foundation, please email media@AID.org.

About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation ("AID.org")

As Civil Rights Champions, AID.org was formed in January 2016 in order to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of discriminatory barriers. By spearheading a rapid and widespread wave of compliance through educational and affirmative enforcement actions, AID.org not only rapidly brings non-compliant public accommodation into ADA compliance but also acts as a self-funding catalyst for rapid expansion in both ADA compliance and charitable grants for the benefit of individuals with disabilities.

The AID Foundation is a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs such as: wheelchair access, medical equipment, and much more.

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Contact Information

  • AID Foundation Public Relations
    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation
    (774) 768-2235
    media@AID.org