ON-THE-MOVE COMMUNITY INTEGRATION Overview
Target demographics: Adults with intellectual disabilites/ developmental disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 55 adults with special needs in our community inclusion program; 40 adults with special needs in our reading class; 10 adults with special needs in Socializing Colorfully; 30 nondisabled community members in disability awareness/ inclusive practice trainings
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: assist in a special event such as a dance workshop; offer guidance about our community garden plot; tutor a student in our free reading class; be a guest instructor leading a small group activity; help in the office.
Geographic areas served: Portland, OR and surrounding areas
Programs: Community Inclusion activities for adults with special needs
Free reading classes for adults with special needs
Socializing Colorfully program for persons of color with special needs
Trainings for community members, business, and organizations about disability issues and inclusive practices
2. To enrich the social fabric of our community through fuller participation of individuals with differences.
3. To increase social appreciation for human differences through modeling the celebration of diversity.