Helping Young Women Put the ABILITY in Disability!
Miss Abilities Organization gives girls and women with disabilities who live in the four states of Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland the opportunity to build confidence and be involved in their community. We help teach these amazing young women strong people and conversational skills. Our services are modified and adapted to meet the specific needs of the participants.
For a girl with special needs or challenges, hearing that she is being crowned “Miss Abilities”, is a moment that she 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 girls 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 girl 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.