*100% of proceeds go to building a group home for adults with develomental disabilities

ONE SPECIAL WORLD

 

 

We all have special needs.

Unique, United

Stronger Together  

"The Strongest Force is the Power of Togetherness"
One Special World is a national organization aimed to de-stigmatize special needs. We operate on the foundation that we all have “special needs”-- needs that are unique and special to ourselves; needs that make us individuals-- regardless of whether we realize them or not. Our primary goal is to bring awareness to the different types of special needs that exist, whether they be social, emotional, developmental, or physical. These special needs do not alienate us, they make us human. By volunteering, educating and fundraising, we hope to do our part to celebrate our differences and include everyone in our One Special World.
Everyone has a special need–– what's yours?

About Us

Inspired by her brother Jonathan and cousin Jamie, who both have Fragile X Syndrome, Founder Danielle N. Preiser began One Special World, a national organization for special needs advocacy in 2009.  Eight years later, it is now an up-and- running club at Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, a club at Binghamton University, and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All proceeds go to build a future group home, One Special World, for young male adults with developmental disabilities. Founder Danielle N. Preiser’s brother, Jonathan, will be one of the residents. One Special World will house 3-4 residents, a staff member, and a therapy dog. Our organization will cover the cost of the home and we will apply to the government for staffing, which may or may not be granted.
We work to de-stigmatize “special needs” through volunteerism-- primarily with individuals with developmental disabilities and adaptive athletes (not exclusively- open to all needs); peer education (on all intellectual, emotional, and developmental needs); and fundraisers.
One Special World began as an idea in 1999. It has since raised in excess of $40,000 for Fragile X Syndrome research, and approximately $40,000 towards the group home. This organization has grown significantly since 2009. As One Special World prides: "The Strongest Force is the Power of Togetherness." Together, unique yet united, our growth is exponential.
Taxes, amenities, activities and other costs will be equally divided amongst the residents with continuous fundraisers to mitigate the costs. Though this will be a residential home, residents will have daily activities-- such as DayHab, Respite Care, and Job Coaches-- outside of the home.
 

Timeline

July 1989

Jonathan is born and later diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome

November 1993

Danielle is born and Jonathan quickly becomes her best friend

November 1999

At age 6, Founder Danielle Preiser's idea for One World is created

Now funded by the school, One World becomes an official club, with the perseverance of Preiser and the help of Vice Principal Owenburg.

September 2010
March 2009

The club unofficially starts at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore New York, after repeatedly being denied funding.

June 2010

One World holds its first annual walk to raise money for Fragile X Syndrome

December 2012

One World holds a sponsorship walk for Founder Danielle’s half- marathon and raises $10,000

2009-2011

Throughout Preiser's time in Kennedy High School, One World is able to raise $40,000 towards Fragile X Research.

October 2014

One World reaches 501c3 Nonprofit Status

One Special World holds its first annual multicultural fashion show, that features individuals of all different races, ethnicities, IQ’s and EQ’s.

November 2016
October 2016

A Federal name change results in One Special World (OSW), an organization that is more inclusive and recognizes the unique needs and abilities of all of us.

The first One Special World Gala is hosted at Binghamton University.

March 2017
March 2017

One Special World is awarded Young Nonprofit Professional Network’s Nonprofit of the Year

October 2017

Emily Martino, the first person outside of the Preiser family is appointed to the National Board

August 2018

One Special World hosts its first fundraiser in California!

 

Get to Know Us

Meet the Hearts and Souls behind One Special World

 
 

Timeline

July 1989

Jonathan is born and later diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome

November 1993

Danielle is born and Jonathan quickly becomes her best friend

November 1999

At age 6, Founder Danielle Preiser's idea for One World is created

Now funded by the school, One World becomes an official club, with the perseverance of Preiser and the help of Vice Principal Owenburg.

September 2010
March 2009

The club unofficially starts at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore New York, after repeatedly being denied funding.

June 2010

One World holds its first annual walk to raise money for Fragile X Syndrome

December 2012

One World holds a sponsorship walk for Founder Danielle’s half- marathon and raises $10,000

2009-2011

Throughout Preiser's time in Kennedy High School, One World is able to raise $40,000 towards Fragile X Research.

October 2014

One World is approved for  Federal 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

One Special World holds its first annual multicultural fashion show, that features individuals of all different races, ethnicities, IQ’s and EQ’s.

November 2016
October 2016

A Federal name change results in One Special World (OSW), an organization that is more inclusive and recognizes the unique needs and abilities of all of us.

The first One Special World Gala is hosted at Binghamton University.

March 2017
March 2017

One Special World is awarded Young Nonprofit Professional Network’s Nonprofit of the Year

October 2017

Emily Martino, the first person outside of the Preiser family is appointed to the National Board

August 2018

One Special World California Kickoff at Nolita Hall in San Diego, CA!

January 2019

One Special World Masquerade at The Facility in San Diego, CA before founder Danielle N. Preiser travels this One Special World. 

Within 5-7 years, we hope to build One Special World, a group home for individuals with developmental disabilities. Throughout our time as an organization, we have raised approximately $40,000 to go towards this group home, but in order for our dream to come to fruition, we need your help!

We Need Your Help!

Fundraise for our Group Home

Every penny that we raise and receive in donations goes towards building our future group home. Please consider donating or hosting your own fundraiser to support our efforts.

Volunteer

Look out for our emails about volunteering events and join us!

Educate

We cannot continue our mission without people rising up to educate the world about different special needs. If you wish to speak at any of our meetings about your own special needs, contact us at onespecialworld@binghamtonsa.com.

Start Your Own Chapter

If you would like to start your own chapter at your high school or college campus, contact us at danielle.preiser@onespecialworld.org we would love to hear from you!

Stay Updated

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Spread The Word

If you identify with our mission, please spread the word and bring awareness to our cause

 
 
 

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