Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding for Danceability, Inc.

Assemblymember Wallace secures $10,000 for nonprofit that supports individuals with special needs

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding to support Danceability, Inc., a nonprofit that serves people with special needs, in its mission to give children of every ability the chance to dance. Since its founding in 2007, Danceability has served hundreds of dance students of all ages, with a goal of “empower(ing) through movement.”

“Danceability is a wonderful nonprofit in our community that ensures every child has a chance to experience the joy of dance,” said Assemblymember Wallace. “We know that recreation programs are tremendously beneficial for individuals’ health and development, particularly with young people. So, I’m thrilled to have secured this funding to help Danceability continue to serve individuals and families with special needs in our community.”

"Danceability is a small nonprofit with a big impact, and this funding will help us continue to serve our special needs community across Western New York,” said Robin Bishop, founder and executive director of Danceability. “Our program serves people of all ages and all ability levels, and we are constantly developing and growing to meet the needs of individuals with special needs. We thank Assemblymember Wallace for her support and commitment to empowering people with special needs in our community."

Assemblymember Wallace has been a devoted advocate for improving access and programs for individuals with special needs, especially children. She has secured funding to open the first all-inclusive playground in Assembly District 143, to make the new Boys & Girls Club of Cheektowaga accessible for those with physical challenges, and support the continued operation of the nonprofit Fantastic Friends, which provides socialization and programs for people with special needs and respite for families. She has also fought for more funding for direct support professionals who provide care to those with developmental disabilities.