Over 98,000 military veterans live in the Washington, D.C. area and many struggle with service-related traumas. The effects of these traumas can last years or even a lifetime. However, there is hope for these veterans as programs become available to help.
For five summers Cameron Davis has attended Camp Accomplish. Cameron, who has cerebral palsy and right-sided hemiplegia, thrives at camp. He creates new memories in a beautiful setting alongside other kids with, and without, special needs.
Melwood, one of the largest employers of people of differing abilities in the country, is embarking on an innovative project to provide cybersecurity and IT training to people on the autism spectrum.
Melwood is offering victims of military sexual trauma a new option for recovery. Melwood Veteran Services pioneering program called Operation Tohidu®, is the only one of its kind, and offers a rehabilitative retreat to help this underserved – and growing – population of veterans nationwide to start their journey toward healing.
Due to historically low rates of unemployment, D.C.-area employers are searching for innovative ways to fill their open positions with quality staff.
A 15-year Air Force veteran and health service administrative officer was unable to continue her work in the military due to injuries. After a summer internship with the Vets Ready2Work program was finished, she received two job offers.
To best meet the needs of people with autism spectrum disorder, the nonprofit organization Melwood has wide-ranging programs that provide a continuum of social and workforce development.
In March, hundreds of social service organizations, such as Melwood Vocational Support Services, are highlighting Developmental Disabilities Month aiming to increase awareness of creating a world where people of ALL abilities are fully included.
Whether the activity of the moment is swimming, horseback riding, performing in a talent show, or roasting s’mores, Camp Accomplish allows children of all abilities to play, interact, and discover their own level of independence.
The path to independence isn’t easy for young people with differing abilities – but it becomes easier when there are people who will help.
With MGM National Harbor as the setting, the Melwood Ability Awards launched with fanfare on December 7. The awards honor outstanding individuals and institutions in the Washington, DC metropolitan area that are making a lasting difference to people with differing abilities.
Federal programs are failing to meet the needs of the more than two million women veterans in the U. S., many of whom are suffering from the invisible wounds of service-related trauma and stress.
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