Social Services Sector

Nominated by: AdaptAbilities


Two of the Butler Family Foundation's funding priorities are early childhood education and care, and family strengthening and community building. These priorities are focused on meeting family and community needs - and mental, physical, and social health. The Butler Family Foundation recognized the clear alignment between their priorities and those of @AdaptAbilities: to provide support to families and individuals with special needs to grow, succeed, and belong. The Foundation gave a large grant to @AdaptAbilities to provide mobile sensory kits, so that children, youth, and young adults could more easily self-regulate their behaviour, expand their sensory experiences, and maintain positive focus when they are between activities. Days are more fun and more positive and this has made a huge difference to participants.