meet our community partners
Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities
When persons with disabilities founded the disability movement in Dominica in 1983, it was to give this minority group in the society the “voice” they never had, and to encourage personal development through self-representation and advocacy. The Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) as it is now known, serves as a resource and consultative agency in eliminating barriers to “equal opportunities” and a vehicle for the articulation of the concerns of people with disabilities.
Lifeline Ministries is a registered Non-Government Organization (NGO) whose objectives include accessing resources to assist disadvantaged groups in Dominica. These resources include funding for small projects, donations of goods and equipment, volunteers, expertise and consultation and training. Lifeline runs Dominica’s Dial-A-Ride system which provides transportation for people that need a little help getting around.
The Alpha Center (a special school for children with mental disabilities) – aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to develop each child socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and cognately to his/her maximum potential, so that each may eventually be able to function independently in society to the highest level possible.
Learning Achievement Centre
The Achievement Learning Centre was established in 2011 to fill a gap that existed for access of special education services for children whose needs were not met in the mainstream education system. ALC strives to become the center of excellence in Dominica where children and youth with disabilities can be empowered through education, vocational and skills training, ensuring that they are and can be functional members of society.