When told that your child has a disability, your path as a parent is forever changed. There will be ups & downs, twists & turns. VELA is here to walk with you. To support you in becoming your child's greatest expert so that, together, you can be


ABOut us

Since 2011, our vision has been to create a community where all families of children with disabilities thrive. Through our programming, VELA gives families knowledge, empowerment, resilience and community to create their brightest futures.  Check out our 2020 Impact Report.  Through the parent, for the child. Read more here.



Do you have a child with a disability? It can be confusing and overwhelming. Through our hands-on group courses, case management sessions, workshops and family events, VELA supports parents of children with disabilities in becoming their child's greatest expert.  We are here to walk this journey with you. All programming is at no cost to families and available in Spanish or English. Check out our Winter 2022 Flyer. Read more here.



Want to make a difference in the lives of families with disabilities? As a homegrown nonprofit, your sponsorship and donations help us continue to expand our reach to families. There are many ways for you or your group to join us in creating a community where all families thrive. Become a volunteer, sponsor or donor today. Learn how to get involved.

VELA's Impact in the Community

Read more about our Impact in the community and meet some of the families. Click here to see our 2020 Impact Report



Our Funders and Sponsors

We are so grateful to our 2020 Funders and Sponsors!
This support has launched VELA into serving hundreds of new families.
Click here to learn how you can join us!




Lian loves many things including his parents, dogs and pizza. When we met his parents, Rosa and Eric, we quickly saw where he got his brightness. They are warriors who have been through heart surgeries, diagnoses, very hard special education meetings and lots more with their son. Click here to read more about them and other families we are honored to serve!