ADD is a non-profit agency committed to promoting programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and related conditions in Waseca County. Achieving Dreams for Disabilities (ADD) was formed on July 1, 2012. ADD was previously a part of Advocates for Developmental Disabilities of Steele and Waseca Counties. It is a United Way Agency and offers several programs and services for individuals in Waseca County.
Our individual needs program helps children and adults financially with personal expenses. Applicants will have to meet eligibility guidelines. Some of the expenses could be recreation or leisure programs, adaptive/safety equipment for personal use, work related expenses (uniform, transportation, etc.), educational or vocational classes, trainings, or resources.
Achieving Dreams for Disabilities Scholarships are given out each spring. Scholarships are awarded to students in Waseca County that will be pursuing a career working with people with disabilities. They are also available to students receiving special education services that plan on continuing their education at a college or technical school. Scholarship applications are available at all high schools in Waseca County. (JWP, NRHEG, Waseca)
Independent Citizens for Empowerment - ICE
ICE is a self advocacy group lead by, and for, people with disabilities in the Waseca area. ICE strives to help individuals develop personal empowerment, promote community awareness and affect system change. New members are welcome. Anyone ages fifteen and over are encouraged to attend.