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Working together to shape our world for difference.

We believe long-term, impactful partnerships are central to achieving our mission. Therefore, we work with and alongside others to shape the world for difference — so every individual can thrive. Understood partners with different types of organizations and companies who are looking to make an impact. We can’t do it alone. Partnering with others who share our mission and are on our journey will lead to even greater impact. Reach out to us for more details.

We’re in this together.

Together we can...

Embrace the mission

With our tailored inclusion programming and digital accessibility partnerships, we can make your workplace, workforce, and technology more inclusive to all.

Empower employees

Our tools, resources, communities, and campaigns support your employees and empower them to help meet our mission.

Make a difference

Cross-promotional opportunities help reach new audiences, lift your brand, and boost loyalty.

Submit a partnership inquiry

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We’re grateful for our growing community of partners who amplify our impact and help ensure that empathy and possibility replace labels and assumptions.

Founding partners

In 2014, 15 nonprofit organizations came together to provide families with a comprehensive resource that no single organization could offer on its own. Diverse in their specialties but united by a common desire to help families of kids who learn and think differently, these founding partners continue to be collaborators in our work.


Benetech is a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good.


Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its innovative approaches to expanding educational opportunities for all individuals based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning.

CHC (Children’s Health Council)

CHC believes in a world where everyone can reach their promise and potential, and has been providing education and mental health services to the community for 65 years.

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families and helping them thrive in a world of media and technology.

Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, a family foundation based in Connecticut, seeks to promote innovative solutions to basic and enduring problems in the United States through grantmaking programs in contemporary arts, environment, and learning disabilities.

Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that pairs kids with learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder with similarly labeled college and high school mentors.


GreatSchools was created in 1998 to use the power of the internet to inform parents and help them engage in their children’s education.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose thousands of members include individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

For more than 35 years, NCLD has been empowering parents, helping transform public schools, and advocating for families and children challenged by learning and attention issues.

New Profit

New Profit supports the most promising social enterprises as they work to achieve greater impact.

Oak Foundation

Oak Foundation established its Learning Differences Programme to support programs, research, and activities that contribute to knowledge about, and the strategies available to, kindergarten through college students with learning differences that may cause them to struggle in school.

Poses Family Foundation

The Poses Family Foundation (PFF) is a philanthropic foundation founded by Nancy and Fred Poses.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is an award-winning multimedia project offered by WETA, the flagship PBS station in Washington, D.C.

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation

Established in 1990, the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation makes grants in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities.

Wunder The first community app for parents and caregivers of children who learn and think differently.

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