Your successes are our successes
We exist to help people of all abilities thrive.
More than the number of people served, jobs placed or benefits secured, these stories are our proudest accomplishments. You are our greatest measure of success.
GET TO KNOW BDI THROUGH OUR Participant's SUCCESS STORIES
Olimpia came to BDI desperately looking for assistance with SSI. After reporting to Social Security that Maria, who has cerebral palsy, had moved into a group home, the agency responded by lowering Maria’s SSI: a threat to all they’d worked for and ultimately a threat to Maria’s independence.
Roderick Peters has dreams of attending Kennesaw State University and thanks to BDI and his diligent mother, Jackie, those dreams just might become a reality. Jackie Lunde, mother of Roderick Peters, received notice from the Social Security Administration that Roderick was no longer classified as disabled and his benefits would be suspended immediately. Worried about her son’s future, Jackie sought help from BDI.
As BDI’s Benefits Consultant began working with the family to develop the letter of intent, it was clear that Michael was not receiving the appropriate level of benefits. Michael’s mother was paying thousands of dollars each year out-of-pocket for his personal care expenses, which drained her resources, and threatened his long-term security…
Meet Charles. When Charles and his parents first came to BDI, he was frustrated and confused. He felt lost after aging out of school, and he couldn’t see the path to independence. BDI helped Charles and his family re-submit his NOW Waiver, which had seemingly become lost in the system…
After years living on her retirement (and with a degenerative visual disability), Cynthia decided that she wanted to re-enter the workforce. After meeting Cynthia, it was clear that she was not to be viewed as someone with a disability, but as a woman with so many abilities.