MPower Me MyGuide Care

MPowerMe, founded by Dr. Maria McWhirt, has developed do-it-yourself tech-based tools to empower everyone with temporary or permanent special needs to participate more meaningfully in their own lives. MyGuide by MPower Me is programmable assistive technology that supports independence, self-expression, employment, and inclusion for all members of society in ways that are not otherwise possible. … Read more

“…A Part of What [We] Normally Do” — The Waynesboro YMCA

The Waynesboro YMCA wants to create an inclusive environment for everyone that walks through its doors, as it strives to better realize its core focus of “youth development, social responsibility, and healthy living.” This effort includes developing and implementing a variety of sports and fitness programs for people from infancy to seniors. Participants can cheer, … Read more

A Hole in One for Everyone

Deep in the heartland of Harrisonburg, Virginia sits a place referred to by the locals as “The Arc.” As the name suggests, it’s a place of refuge for people with disabilities. Chase Imoru puts it best: “We assist clients with personal goals that they have that they and their caretakers or their caregivers have helped … Read more

Presentation: Edge Effect Fitness

Randy Simpson of Edge Effect Fitness gave a wonderful presentation at our last coalition meeting on May 31. If you weren’t able to attend in person, check out the recording below! Edge Effect offers individual and group training for people seeking to live fully with chronic conditions, those seeking a challenging no-frills approach to fitness, … Read more

Shenandoah County Special Olympics


Since its founding in 1968, Special Olympics continues striving “to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.” This worldwide organization provides “year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate … Read more