When Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. founded the The Viscardi Center in 1952, he was committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities through equal access to education and employment opportunities. Dr. Viscardi, who himself wore prosthetic legs and acted as a disability advisor to eight U.S. presidents, broke new ground by establishing one of the first organizations in the world to be staffed primarily by men and women in the disability community.
Today, we’re advancing Dr. Viscardi’s legacy as a hub for leading edge approaches to education and employment. As a network of nonprofits providing a range of programs and services, The Viscardi Center is dedicated to eliminating barriers that people with disabilities of all ages face in the classroom, at work, and in our communities.
The Viscardi Center educates, employs, and empowers youth, adults, and veterans with disabilities or similar needs, so we can all discover the love of learning, the power of work, the freedom of independent living, and the self-confidence to fulfill our dreams.
Accelerate a more accessible, inclusive world for all people.