A Most Special

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Where children with lifelong disabilities, their families and our supporters unite to create an environment of joy in activity and life.

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At Least 5% of Children are affected by SPD

In fact, one study showed that at least 5% of children are affected by SPD. Another research study by members of the Sensory Processing Disorder Scientific Work Group suggests that 1 in every 6 children experiences sensory symptoms that may be significant enough to affect aspects of everyday life functions.

26% of People in the U.S. have a disability

In the United States over 26% percent of the residents have a disability that limits activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems. In 2015, the percentage of non-institutionalized disabled population in the United States was 12.6%. There are 40.7 million residents in the United States with developmental disabilities, and 6.6% of the US population has an ambulatory disability.

1 in 6 Children in the U.S. have a developmental disability

In the U.S., about 1 in 6 (17%) of children ages, 3-17 were diagnosed with a developmental disability, as reported by parents, during a study period of 2009-2017. These included autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, blindness, cerebral palsy, and others.

165,000 People in Central Florida live with disabilities

In Central Florida, more than 165,000 children and adults live with disabilities. Of these, nearly 4,500 have development disabilities. In Brevard County alone, 25.7% of the population is limited in activities due to disability (whereas the percent of residents in the state of Florida with limitations due to disability is only 21.2%).

Extra Costs Of Living
$1,170 to $6,952 per year

In a recent systematic literature review, researchers found that people with disabilities in 10 countries face large extra costs of living. These costs can range widely, from an estimated US$1,170 to $6,952 per year.

What We do

We work with families of children with lifelong disabilities to make their lives more rewarding and comfortable than they ever believed possible.

HOW We do it

We collaborate with other organizations in our community to provide therapeutic, multi-sensory activities to individuals with developmental differences. We connect families. We empower parents. We champion quality of life.

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The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project recognizes the challenges that all families face. We rally together donors, partners and volunteers in support of the children and families who need it the most. Join our community today!

About Morgan

Morgan Malfara was born a beautiful, blue-eyed baby boy on October 22, 1997. With his parents Kristen and Robert and big brothers Jordan and B.J. they made a perfect family unit. At 10 weeks old, Morgan started to exhibit symptoms that would eventually be diagnosed as Leukodystrophy, a rare degenerative disorder with no treatment, no cure, and an expectation that Morgan would only live to about three years old. His mother, Kristen began collecting information, making connections, and working exhaustively to do everything she could to make the most of the time she had with Morgan. This experience and a desire to help other families going through similar issues led to their creation of The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project.

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