Disabled Business Persons

A nonprofit organization

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First launched in 1985, the Disabled Businesspersons Association (DBA) was later structured as a nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity and educational organization in 1991 to help disabled entrepreneurs maximize their potential in the business world, and to encourage the participation and enhance the performance of the disabled in the work force.

While there are many organizations, associations and agencies that champion the needs and promote better understanding of people with disabilities in the business world, the DBA is the first (the pioneer) to target the role of the disabled in business.  As a volunteer-driven organization of and directed by successful business owners, professionals and executives with disabilities, the DBA has the in-house first hand expertise to provide information, counseling, coaching and mentorship from the perspective of someone with a disability in today’s, highly competitive business world.

Our Challenged America program is dedicated to introduce sailing as a therapeutic and rehabilitative enhancing activity to individuals with disabilities, their loved ones, and professionals in healthcare and rehabilitation.

Challenged America introduces adaptive sailing and other recreational activities as a new life experience to improve health, build self-confidence, develop new skills and abilities, stimulate independence, and foster the competitive spirit of program participants to fulfill the goals and objectives of the charity.

Challenged America is designed to be a participant sustaining program.

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Disabled Business Persons

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