Posts by Breanna Durst
Baltimore Magazine: Local Nonprofit Helps People with Aphasia Become Their Own Best Advocates
SCALE is one of the few places in the country that helps people with aphasia—a condition that robs a person of the ability to use their words—by way of immersion tactics. Read the Article HereRead More
Adult Medical Day, Melissa B.
A little over a year ago, Melissa joined the Adult Medical Day Program dealing with anxiety and isolation. Now that she attends programming at The League, Melissa is a talented, social, and independent individual that is learning new skills and setting goals for herself. “The League helps me be a better person.” Melissa spends her…Read More
Employment Services, Paul S.
Observed annually in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present, and displays supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. The League for People with Disabilities’ Employment Services Program has efficacious relationships with more than 15 local employment partners. Participants seeking career placement, job stability, and…Read More
Adult Medical Day, Shane H.
For Shane, his most recent work of art is more than a gorgeous summer beach scene; it represents a journey of pain, self-discovery, and growth during a challenging time in his life. On top of difficulties caused by the pandemic, Shane and his family have had a trying year. He admittedly has not been the…Read More
GAMECHANGER: David Greenberg
League President & CEO David A. Greenberg shares his perspective on operations at The League and reflects on the importance of community during the pandemic. Read the Article HereRead More
BALTIMORE SUN: House Calls Become Lifeline
When the coronavirus outbreak upended her 16-year-old daughter’s routine, Sarah D. Parr was worried the teen — who is deaf and autistic — would regress and spend her days doing little else than playing on her iPad. Read the Article HereRead More
WYPR: On the Record with Sheilah Kast
For 90 years, The League for People with Disabilities has worked to foster independence for those living with physical, cognitive or neurological handicaps. Annually, more than 2-thousand individuals get resources, care and rehabilitation at its multiple facilities. We’ll speak with Peris Bennett, about his experiences as a participant in the League’s workforce development program and…Read More
JMORE: Striking Out Against Strokes
“It’s not how you bowl,” a source of unknown origins once said, “it’s how you roll.” The Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement and The League for People with Disabilities are counting on all of us to roll with it for their signature event on May 31. A family event at Bowlero in Timonium, the…Read More
BALTIMORE SUN: ‘Everybody feels free here.’ – Baltimore club for adults with disabilities fosters love, friendship & inclusion
It’s the long-awaited evening when the League for People with Disabilities at 1111 E. Cold Spring Lane transforms into a glittering nightclub for adults with disabilities. The classrooms become dance floors with disc jockeys playing pounding club music. Merchandise, like sunglasses and blinking rings, is stacked up and ready to be sold, and volunteers wait…Read More