Connect 4 Life's Mission


“To enhance the potential of individuals with disabilities by strengthening their independence and contributions to society; and to promote positive social change by transforming public perception.”



A video message from Melanie Taddeo, founder of Connect 4 life.

Anybody, with any disability does not make who you are— it definitely is a part of who you are, but not who you are. We focus on the disability and what we can’t do, so we really need to take a step back and focus on the great things we can do, what we have accomplished and the fun things we like to do. Every person with a disability has a unique experience with their disability depending on the severity, family structure and support, and access to treatment, education, and training. Connect 4 Life is here to help.


Haldar Hero – Melanie Taddeo

Congratulations Melanie on receiving a Haldar Hero Award. Take a look at the full story here.

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