MUHSEN (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs)
Grant Type: Capacity Building
Duration: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
MUHSEN is a nonprofit organization serving the community to establish an inclusive environment for all of those with disabilities. MUHSEN will advocate, educate, train and implement programs and services for peoples with disabilites nationwide.
MUHSEN’s is creating more welcoming Muslim communities for people with disabilities. MUHSEN advocates for people with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers by increasing awareness, facilitating accommodation, and building more acceptance. MUHSEN’s landmark Masjid Certification Project trains community leaders and provides them with the support they need to ensure people with disabilities can access space and participate in events and educational opportunities. There are currently no other organizations in the Muslim community provides this kind of comprehensive support; MUHSEN goes beyond awareness and is empowering people with disabilities and working to ensure they are not excluded from religious and social spaces.
Year founded: 2014
Location: Naperville, IL