The Mission of GILD
The Group for the Independent Learning Disabled (GILD) supports adults with learning disabilities in their quest to function more readily in the general community. GILD aims to help its members learn how to obtain and maintain active, continuous employment and to live independently.
To that end GILD provides classes in living skills and social skills. Through skill development and counseling, GILD's programs teach self-reliance and self-advocacy.
GILD is also a support group for members and their parents. Full group meetings feature speakers who address the challenges that confront learning-disabled adults and their parents.
GILD is open to adults 21 years and older with learning disabilities that impede their independence. Membership is offered regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.