Access Ability WI

Monica Kamal Spaeni

5805 E OPEN MEADOW
MC FARLAND, WI 53558
Phone: 6088869388

Website: Access Ability WI
Social Media: Facebook
Social Media: Madison Spinal Cord Issues - Injury Chapter -
Mission Statement
Access Ability Wisconsin, Inc., (AAW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating and providing the means for individuals with mobility challenges to access and enjoy Wisconsin 's natural resources. AAW's objective is to provide recreational opportunities for physically challenged people, including wheelchair users, who want to enjoy the Wisconsin outdoors. Join us for our team meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Just contact us to include you or read about the various AAW volunteer opportunities and events! Express an Interest and volunteer today!

History Of Practice
Access Ability Wisconsin™ (AAW) was formed in the summer of 2013 by a group of individuals from Dane County. In early 2014 AAW became an initiative of Dane County Pheasants Forever (DCPF). AAW became a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization unto itself in May of 2017. Our objective is to provide recreational opportunities for physically challenged people, including wheelchair users, who want to enjoy the Wisconsin outdoors. Consider - There are 5.7 million acres of public land in Wisconsin Over 500,000 people in Wisconsin have some sort of disability which limits their access to that public land There are proven benefits of outdoor recreation that everyone should be able to enjoy!

Personal Statement
My goals are to continue mentoring and advocating for persons with chronic conditions ,mobility issues, and disabilities including spinal cord injury. I also like to teach and facilitate opportunities to be active with family and friend in the outdoors: Adaptive hand cycling and kayaking through Madison SCI (www.MadisonSCI.org) and hiking, bird watching and much more through AAW (www.AccessAbilityWI.org)

Upcoming Projects
Grants for these nonprofits to promote more outdoor activities. Grow the use of borrow adaptive equipment for healthier lives both physically and emotionally. Promote grant writing to help those with spinal cord issues/injuries (SCI) and other physical issues to afford temporary caregivers for a higher quality of life for both the person and the helper.

Other Groups and Organizations
On the boards of the following nonprofits - Access Ability Wisconsin, Madison Spinal Cord Injury, Chapter of United Spinal, Dane County Pheasants Forever, WHEIA Specialties: - Certified facilitator of "Living Well with Chronic Conditions", http://wihealthyaging.org/living-well - Certified Hunter Safety Instructor for Dept. of Natural Resources of WI. - Leadership courses: Powerful Presentations, Project Management, Negotiating-to-Win, Leading & Managing People, Mentor-Protégé Program, & Working with Difficult People. - Technical expertise: Office Automation SW, Telecommunications SW, Programming Languages, System Tools, Databases, & Operating Systems.