Since 1979, PAVE has been dedicated to providing support, advocacy, training, and informational resources to empower individuals with disabilities and their families. We are grateful for your donation, at any level! Amazing people like YOU help create an inclusive and equitable world!
Check out what donors like YOU have made possible in the past.
PAVE-ing a Unique Road for People on the Autism Spectrum provides support, education and community information for youth and adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in Pierce County. Through donations and mini-grants, PURPAS provides social outings, helps increase life skills (ex: hygiene, cooking classes, etc.), and peer support.
Example of PURPAS’s great work: Working with the Life Skills Coach, Jane has learned the public transportation system and volunteered at the humane society. She has also been attending peer support gatherings offered through PAVE. Recently, Jane* successfully applied and is now employed at a local dog center!
An East Lewis County Outreach Project provided outreach events and trainings in rural areas of East Lewis County. These events were directed by youth, with adult assistance and in partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA). The youth developed leadership skills, coordinating these events gave them an opportunity to explore their hopes and dreams, and they learned soft skills that will benefit them in life after high school.
Example of two youth from this project: Jack and Ben were both youth that helped organize and attend the outreach events/workshops that were funded. After the workshops, Jack says that he more confident about his future. Ben said that the most important tool he has practiced is the ability to advocate for himself and to ask for help when it is needed.
You are making our community more inclusive and equitable by supporting and empowering families and individuals with disabilities.
Copyright Text © 2015: PAVÉ is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
Donations are tax exempt - Federal Tax I.D. 91-1106684
From the very first time I walked into the PAVE office, something changed. For the first time, I felt at an advantage because I had a child with a disability. I learned to be a better parent, to my daughter with a disability and to my other children. I learned to walk with my head held a little higher; to be proud of her and who she is and above all to be strong in my ability to advocate for her.