Opportunity Matters to Everyone (OME, OM2E, and OM2E1) was founded in 2015 in Costa Mesa, CA after experiencing the need for an inclusive environment where children and young adults with developmental disabilities could participate in enriching activities.
OME creates and hosts free to very low cost, meaningful activities dedicated to providing children and young adults with disabilities, the opportunity to participate in fun activities, all while learning necessary life skills. Our programs build friendships, confidence, independence and even hands-on work training experiences for participants transitioning to adulthood.
Our nurturing environment allows participants to simply be involved in programs that they might not otherwise be able to experience because of their disability. OME gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy events such as summer camps, movie nights, seasonal celebrations, job-skill development and support groups.
While OME began as an organization geared toward benefiting children with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior problems, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders, we now strive to provide opportunities for children and young adults with various developmental abilities and their families.
Opportunity Matters to Everyone is devoted to providing meaningful, learning opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
We envision year-round activities and opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to continue to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where individuals with developmental disabilities can participate in fun activities, learn new hobbies, make new friendships, gain skills toward independence and employment, and be proud of themselves. We look towards supporting participants throughout childhood and adulthood.
Savera enjoys working with OME because she loves being able to put these events together and seeing all the excitement on the kids’ faces. One of her favorite memories would be the Cooking Class because the kids got to learn how to make their own quesadillas, salsa, and guacamole. Outside of OME, Savera enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, baking, and doing lots of art.
Danielle enjoys working with OME because she believes in the importance of providing fun, safe, and enriching events and activities for children and young adults with disabilities. Her favorite OME memory is the Mother’s Day Special because of how much joy it brought her seeing them excitedly engage with one another and create awesome gifts for their loved ones. Outside of OME, Danielle likes watching movies and hanging out with friends and family.
Taylor has almost 10 years of experience working with kids and teens, and she loves working alongside them and seeing them grow. She chose to work with OME because she appreciates its mission, and she has a true passion for providing meaningful experiences and opportunities for all. When she’s not at school or working, you can find her at the beach, surfing, running, hiking, roller skating, long boarding, or just spending time outdoors.