Helping Put the ABILITY in Disability!
Miss Abilities Organization gives young men and women with disabilities who live in the four states of Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington D.C. the opportunity to build confidence and be involved in their community. We help teach these amazing individuals strong people and conversational skills. Our services are modified and adapted to meet the specific needs of the participants.
For an individual with special needs or challenges, hearing that you is being crowned “Miss or Mister Abilities”, is a moment that you will never forget. Inspired by her oldest daughter's dream to become the first Miss America with autism and her own personal pageant experience, founder Jessica Edwards decided to give back to other individuals with disabilities and challenges. In October 2015, she founded Miss Abilities LLC which later became the 501(c)3 nonprofit Miss Abilities Organization in March 2017.
Any young man or woman who meets the definition of disability under the government laws and acts defining a disability (Disability Discrimination Act 1995: "A person has a disability for the purpose of this Act if he/she has a mental or physical impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.") is eligible to participate in Miss Abilities Organization events.