A Touch of Understanding

Granite Bay fifth graders taught to focus on abilities, not disabilities

Volunteers with A Touch of Understanding showed fifth graders at Ridgeview Elementary School in Granite Bay what it’s like to have a disability during multiple presentations last ...

Teen with dyslexia doesn't let disability hold her back

A few years ago, Jordan Heald marched into the office of A Touch of Understanding and said she wanted to be a speaker for the organization. The Granite Bay nonprofit’s Execu ...

Granite Bay organization earns $78,000 grant

Granite Bay-based A Touch of Understanding recently received a $78,156 grant from State Farm. The nonprofit organization supports youth-led disability awareness for local schools ...

Creative Vision and Philanthropy

On Tuesday, eight nonprofits will show their impact in the community through film. Through a project funded by the Placer Community Foundation, these organizations produced short ...

Karate girl kicks her way to third-degree black belt

Kate Wilmarth considers it no big deal if she can’t do every single “insane, flippy-trick thing” that some of her fellow martial artists can do. “It’s OK if you’re not ...

Access to Care Fair promises to engage attendees

When A Touch of Understanding hosts an event, the organization wants attendees to feel engaged. The group’s volunteers bring out wheelchairs for teenagers to test drive when ...

Students gain 'a touch of understanding'

A Touch of Understanding visited Ridgeview Elementary School in Granite Bay Thursday and Friday to teach students about tolerance and disability awareness. The local nonprofit org ...

Organization enlightens public about disabilities

A Granite Bay organization educated the public about disabilities at an event held over the weekend. A Touch of Understanding’s youth group (Friends Offering Respect – Creatin ...

Hoopsters show off 'Touch' in benefit game

INFO Box Harlem Ambassadors Tour basketball game May 4 7-9 p.m. Del Oro High School Loomis Tickets: $7 children (4-12) $9 adults Free – children under 4 A benefit for A ...

Students learn about handicaps through understanding

The sixth-graders at Excelsior Elementary School in Roseville know what it’s like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. They also understand how it feels to ride in someone ...