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Who We Are
Our mission is to positively affect the quality of life for persons with cerebral palsy and other physical and developmental disabilities. While initially founded to serve individuals born with cerebral palsy, Blossom Philadelphia currently provides programs and services to people with a variety of physical, developmental, hearing, visual and speech impairments including autism, traumatic brain injury, Down Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, or any physical condition that severely limits an individual’s independent functioning.
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How you can get involved
There are many ways for you to contribute your time and talents to Blossom Philadelphia. Help us build a stronger organization that will continue providing quality services to the community and reach out to more supporters like you.
About a year ago, Blossom Philadelphia began a strategic planning process that involved taking a long, hard look at where the organization is now, and where it wants to be in the future. This included talking with the individuals Blossom Philadelphia serves and their families, direct support staff, administrators, board members, and people from the […]
My daughter, Katie, is 25. She’s a beautiful young woman, happy, social, into music, loves to dance, and is eager to be out in the world. She also needs help with all self-care, is limited in her ability to communicate, especially with people with whom she’s not familiar, doesn’t know numbers or letters, and would […]
Although 25 years old, my daughter still requires 24/7 care and supervision. She lives at home, and while she attends a program 5 hours a day, her father and I provide the majority of that care. Katie’s future is one we worry about a lot – and more and more the older we get. Of […]
The history of how society has treated people with developmental disabilities is a complicated one, and my own family story is part of that history. First there was Buddy, a great uncle in the family who had Down syndrome, and in 1931 was placed in a large state institution. He died a few years later, […]