About Us

We are a registered 501© 3 non-profit organization that promotes independence and a sense of belonging for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, IDD.  We foster social connections between those with and without IDD through assisted programming and coaching,  We believe a sense of belonging is essential to a fulfilling life.

How do you promote inclusion for people with disabilities?

5 Ways To Be Inclusive of People With Disabilities

  1. Don't Assume What Is or Isn't Possible. Disabilities affect all different types of people.
  2. Use Appropriate Language.
  3. Get Creative!
  4. Equal Opportunity Goes Beyond Hiring.
  5. Seek Input From People With Disabilities.

Culturally inclusive environment

  • Freely express who they are, their own opinions and points of view.
  • Fully participate in teaching, learning, work and social activities.
  • Feel safe from abuse, harassment or unfair criticism.

The new frontier for individuals with IDD is Inclusion

Community Inclusion to live and thrive as a contributing member of society while being valued for the unique person you are is vital to all people whether you have a disability or not. The goal of inclusion is to live a full and happy life. Disability Allies strives to help our served individuals gain a feeling of autonomy and control over all aspects of their lives. We believe that when we work with our served individuals and their families, a stronger sense of community and belonging is achieved. 

Key Elements for Inclusion

  • Employment or Volunteerism
  • Education – Vocational training
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Civic Engagement
  • Peer Support