Self-direction, Choice & Independence

"Independent living is not doing things by yourself. It is being in control of how things are done."
—Judy Heumann

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Uniting Disabled Individuals Inc, is a mission-driven, non-profit advocacy organization incorporated in New York State in March 1999 and is a 501 (c) 3 tax exemption run by and for people with disabilities.

Our mission is to promote self-realization through empowerment and mutual respect.

Our vision
Support people with disabilities in developing skills to be successful in their lives while making decisions to
Self-direction and independence.

Our most important values
* Respect all participants / family members who receive services.
* Work as a team to achieve individual independence and goals.
* Ensure privacy

Governing Principles
* Commitment
* Dedication
* Reliability
* Responsibility
*Compassion
* Integrity

Anne Scavotto

President

Anne has served on the Board of Directors since June 2020. She held the position as Recording Secretary from October 2020 to August 2021 and continues to serve as Chairperson of the Governance/Personnel Committee. Anne is a retired Special Education teacher with NYC DOE. She is currently a licensed financial professional.

Milton Malpica

Secretary

Milton has served on the Board of Directors since March 2001. He has held the position of Secretary from 2002-2005 and Vice President from 2007-2011. He served as Chairperson for the Governance/Personnel Committee from 2017-2020. Milton currently serves on the Governance/ Personnel Committee and Public Policy Committee. He is the parent of a young adult male that has been diagnosed with Autism. Milton retired as an Office Property manager with Queens Hospital Center.

Iris Garcia

Board member

Iris has served on the Board of Directors since December 2022. She is the proud mother of two children, her youngest has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Iris volunteers much of her time within the low income, domestic violence Hispanic community providing support and assistance.

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Uniting Disabled Individuals is seeking new members to join its Board of Directors. We believe strongly in the Independent Living Philosophy, Social Role Valorization and Systems Reform around disability related issues. For more information contact: info@unitingdisabledindividuals.com

Founder and Executive Director




On behalf of all of us at Uniting Disabled Individuals we wish to thank the following

 for their generous support.

       Toni Gilchrist    Denise Gonzales     Jose Gonzalez

 Alex Malpica    Edwin Malpica   Milton Malpica   Raymond Malpica      Rene Malpica      

                                   Patricia Munoz     William Naedler   Susan Ng      Mary Nuccio         Carlos Orsini                                                      

     Hector Orsini         Morlan Orsini   Jessica Paravalos   Anne Scavotto     Ashely Scavotto    

                          Joseph Scavotto    Michael Scavotto          the Garcia/Acosta Family      Rafael Camilo                                     

Sheilah Bobo                     Dave Romero          Aurelia Rubiani          Michelle Mc Anuff Gumbs  

Fanny Ruiz     Mr. & Mrs. Fernandez       Laura Diaz           Jessica Diaz         Erica Diaz                 

             

               

                                  

                                                                            

                                                         

                                                                                                                            

                                                          

                               In celebration of 5th anniversary as a community store in Jamaica, New York








Advocacy Support Services

When you donate to our Advocacy Services you provide support to meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Please send check or money order to Uniting Disabled Individuals 87-18 124th Street Suite 2L Richmond Hill, NY 11418 or Contact: Marieta Austin maustinudi@gmail.com

Change Maker

When you donate to our Learning Institute you provide support to an online learning experience for parents/caregivers which moves beyond the traditional training to engage each participant towards a deeper, more personal and purposeful level. Please send check or money order to Uniting Disabled Individuals 87-18 124th Street Suite 2L Richmond Hill, NY 11418 or Contact: Marieta Austin maustinudi@gmail.com

Matching Gifts

Matching gift donations support the mission of U.D.I. to teach and advocate for people with disabilities towards self-direction, choice and independence. If your company uses a paper matching gift form, please complete the employee portion and send it to : Please send check or money order to Uniting Disabled Individuals 87-18 124th Street Suite 2L Richmond Hill, NY 11418 or Contact: Marieta Austin maustinudi@gmail.com

$25

Donation Amount

  • Queens, New York, United States