GILD Opens Doors
For adults with learning disabilities, the world poses constant obstacles. Since 1990 GILD has worked to unlock the future for these individuals. GILD is firmly dedicated to improving the lives of learning-disabled adults by bolstering independent living skills, organizing social activities, fostering friendships, and providing a network where families can find support.
GILD has approximately 50 members, who are at least 21 years old and have cognitive challenges such as learning disabilities, autism, or Down syndrome. They reside in the greater Baltimore area and surrounding counties. Some members live with their families, while others have their own apartments or townhouses. Most members are gainfully employed or volunteer for non-profit organizations. A few can drive, while most rely on families, friends, or public transportation.