Through our social and fraternal work we enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities and memorialize persons, places and events significant to our Catholic heritage.
Serving people with intellectual disabilities
Our service includes: donations to private schools educating intellectually disabled children and providing them with vocational skills; participating in Special Olympics; conducting recreation, field day programs and summer camps; providing field trips, boat rides, zoo trips, circus trips, picnics, Christmas parties, dinner dances, etc.
A major purpose of the Order of Alhambra is to identify, mark, preserve, and commemorate Catholic historical places, events and persons of international or regional importance. Over 160 such memorials have been established in Canada and the United States.
Sociability is a dominant characteristic of the Order. It flows from another stated purpose of the Order, namely, “To promote social, fraternal and intellectual associations and through its Caravans provide a practical means to form enduring fellowship and friendship among its members.” The Order is a “fun” organization dedicated to doing worthwhile charitable work.
About the Order
The Alhambra scholarship program assists those undertaking special education courses, who are learning to teach intellectually and developmentally disabled people in order that they may have the best life possible.
The Heart of Alhambra
Created from the point of view of a child with a down syndrome brother, this short animated film was made by three 12-15 year old filmakers in response to their real world experiences working with special needs individuals.The Order of the Alhambra, Inc. applauds the efforts of Emily Hogan, Jessica Hogan, and Adam Dawdy for their film promoting the charitable work the Order and helping those special people of God with intellectual challenges.
A sizeable number of the children the Order of Alhambra assists have autism spectrum disorders. According to statistics collected by Autism Speaks, autism affects approximately 1 in 36 children in the U.S. and 31% of children with ASD have an intellectual disability.