The only disability is a bad attitude.

 6.5 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

Individuals with disabilities face many challenges in their daily lives: poor physical access to common spaces, additional difficulty in performing everyday tasks and limitations brought on naturally through their disability. But one challenge comes from society: the language and perceptions that others unfairly impose upon them. The Ability Experience works to promote inclusivity and an understanding of a person’s situation, feelings, and thoughts. We promote empathy over sympathy, and work to open spaces, increase access and promote inclusivity.

MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES MATTER

Accessibility

Often, a lack of physical accessibility in many buildings is the final barrier that prohibits a person with a disability from engaging in an activity. With barriers removed, people with disabilities are able to thrive in spaces and opportunities previously inaccessible.

Relationships

When reporters leave and parties have ended, relationships remain. Meaningful friendships amongst community members and local people with disabilities help build inclusivity by demonstrating that first, we all have unique abilities worth embracing and sharing.

Visability

When people with disabilities are involved and active in their communities, stereotypes get broken and perceptions are changed. When people are looked upon first for their abilities (rather than perceived disabilities,) jobs, relationships and dreams are closer at hand.

Inclusion

Far too often, people with disabilities are told what they can't do, be it in athletic pursuits, hobbies or careers. Open spaces that challenge these limits are key to personal growth and breaking down limitations. All people should have the right and opportunity to live their life to the fullest they desire.

WHAT WE’RE DOING ABOUT IT

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Students

Your opportunities as a brother of Pi Kappa Phi are unique in the fraternal world. Make a difference on your campus, your community and beyond.

Donate

Your gift directly enable the programs and grants that make The Ability Experience so uniquely effective.

Get Involved

Your boots on the ground allow The Ability Experience to create more relationships and complete more tangible projects.