D.A.M.E.S. was created for mothers, by mothers of differently abled children.
It’s goal is to provide mothers with:
A Dame in the British Empire is the female equivalent to a Knight. – The acronym D.A.M.E.S. was chosen because women who are raising differently abled children embody the characteristics of a Knight. They selflessly lay down their wants, needs, and desires for another, for their children. They battle relentlessly for them and they do so with courage, grace and patience. They sacrifice, they adapt, they educate, and they are determined to create a more accepting world for their differently abled children. They are to be recognized as warriors and be honored as stewards of our community.