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Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama

About Us

The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama is a nonprofit organization established to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provide opportunities for those participants to thrive and be engaged in social and recreational activities. Read more

Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama


The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama provides year-round services for up to 40 hours per week to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are no longer served in the school system. Participants enjoy educational and recreational activities, creative art expression and age-appropriate field trips.

Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama


If you have a child with a special need, we would love to have you apply to be a part of The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama. You may download our enrollment form and application, or pick up the required forms at HealthPlus Fitness Center, 1171 Gatewood Dr., Auburn. Apply here

What our Families Have to Say

I love this program! My family drives my son an hour one way to be a part of this beautiful network of exceptional people! I’m so grateful that someone had the vision, drive, and determination to make this program a reality. The program and the people involved truly care about the success of each child. My son was super shy and had problems coming out of his shell, but through the love and encouragement of the Exceptional Foundation, he’s spreading his wings.

To quote my son, “This place ROCKS”

Felicia HamletExceptional Foundation Parent

My son adores this program! All of his favorite activities and friends from his other community schools and programs are there, in a wonderful environment. Many thanks from a grateful parent to all of the supporters who helped get this much-needed all-day program for adults running — I couldn’t be happier as a parent!

Susan EllzeyExceptional Foundation Parent

My sister loves going to her “day camp” every day. She loves Dana, loves her friends, and is so happy to have a reason to get up every morning. Each night, before she goes to bed, she asks me, “Do I have day camp tomorrow?” Thanks to all of the amazing people who have worked so hard to make the EFEA a reality!

Embry BurrusExceptional Foundation Family Member

EFEA is such an incredible and inclusive program that strives to serve its participants the best it can every single day! The staff are all such wonderful people with the biggest hearts and, as a student at Auburn, I could not be more proud to be interning with them for this semester! So excited to see this program take off here in Auburn!

Julie EwellExceptional Foundation Intern

Our Mission

The Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama provides a program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These individuals meet regularly to experience a broad range of social, recreational and educational activities designed to promote healthy living, support social relationships, explore the arts, improve functional skills and foster community involvement.

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