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Lifespan – Abilities Illuminated

What We Do

LIFESPAN empowers children and adults with disabilities by providing education, employment and enrichment opportunities to live, work, and play in their communities. To remain focused to our mission, we work every day to help children and adults with disabilities to accomplish skills that may have seemed impossible to some through the following areas:

Education – At our Inclusive Early Learning Centers and Special Instruction programs, teachers and staff work daily to enrich the lives of over 230 children –helping them to develop their skills to the best of their abilities.  For some, it may be taking that first step, or even speaking that first word.

At our Creative Campuses from Cherokee to Guilford Counties, we support adults in advancing their education – empowering over 100 to enroll in community college classes

Employment – Our teams help individuals discover talents they were unaware they had – by securing meaningful employment and promoting economic self-sufficiency.

Enrichment – At our Creative Campuses, we offer many life-enriching opportunities for the mind, body, and spirit such as art, music, horticulture, culinary, fitness and volunteerism.