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RADD Creates Independence for Disabled People


RADD Creates Independence for Disabled People

The Cerebral Palsy Agency of Racine, or RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled), is a nonprofit supporting developmentally disabled individuals and their families. RADD’s recreational activities are designed to help clients function as independently as possible while working on key social, daily living and vocation skills.

1. What makes the Cerebral Palsy Agency stand out among other organizations?

Here at the Cerebral Palsy Agency, our primary goal is to create an environment for those with developmental disabilities to experience life the same way their counterpart without disabilities may.

2. Can you tell me a story about a time when you realized your agency’s impact?

At the Cerebral Palsy Agency, everything changes for our clients. Between the programs offered and the qualified staff, attendees can live their own lives, making independent choices, choosing which programs to attend, building friendships and being involved within the community.

3. What do you think most people would be surprised to learn about the Cerebral Palsy Agency?

Most people don’t realize the Cerebral Palsy Agency also goes by RADD—Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled. In 2004, the agency implemented this nickname to more accurately represent the widely diverse population RADD serves.

4. Is there anything else you think the community should know about your work?

The Cerebral Palsy Agency brings a whole new meaning to diversity and inclusion. We understand everyone is important and has something special to offer the community in which they live.

Denise Wetzel is the Executive Director of RADD.