|Name: ||AbleApparel |
|Description:||The inspiration for founding this company is a little boy named Matthew, better known as Matty. Matty was born prematurely on July 6, 1990 and was later diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Matty has limited use of his arms and legs and must depend on others for all aspects of daily living. Anyone with a disability or who has a child with one is well aware of the physical and emotional obstacles that must be overcome. |
Due to the fact that most infant clothing is designed for easy accessibility, it was not difficult to find clothes for Matty when he was a baby. However, as Matty grew the search was on to find clothing that was easy to use, comfortable, and what every child looks for, fashionable.
The idea for AbleApparel was born in a school parking lot. Mary Ann, Matty's mother asked Marie if she knew anyone who could make adaptable clothing for Matty that looked stylish. Mary Ann was full of ideas due to the fact that she is so involved with the Cerebral Palsy foundation and is sensitive to the needs of both children and adults with disabilities. Marie introduced Mary Ann to Donna, a clothing designer. Donna was able to turn Mary Ann's long awaited ideas into reality. These three women decided that there were many people who would benefit from a line of clothes designed specifically for the disabled and elderly. It is also their goal to price these items so that people who are on a fixed income can afford them.
|Address:||2121 Hillside Avenue|
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
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|Age Group(s):||All Ages|
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