Special Olympics Tops Ranking Of Disability Nonprofits
Based on recommendations from more than six dozen experts, a new ranking finds that Special Olympics and The Arc are the most “high-impact” national nonprofits in the disability community.
The ranking comes from Philanthropedia, a division of the nonprofit information service GuideStar. The organization asked 79 leading experts in the disability field to weigh in on over 100 groups that provide everything from research to advocacy, education and direct services for people with disabilities.
In addition to Special Olympics and The Arc, the National Council on Independent Living, the American Association of People with Disabilities and Goodwill Industries rounded out the top five organizations on the list. Each of these groups was recommended by more than 25 of the experts polled.
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Other organizations named to the list of 11 best nonprofits include Easter Seals, the National Federation of the Blind, the National Association of the Deaf, Best Buddies, the National Organization on Disability and the World Institute on Disability.
The Autism Science Foundation was also recognized as a “high-potential startup” in the field.