THE PLEDGE

WHY PLEDGE

When you pledge to be connectable to people with intellectual and developmental differences, you’re making a promise that will not only positively impact people with IDDs, but also the wider Northeast Florida community.

It’s a step that can make a real difference for people with IDDs. When they are accepted in the community, people with IDDs are more likely to make friends, become employed and reach their full potential.

Our community can be equally enriched by the unique gifts of people with IDDs, including their unconditional love and acceptance of others. Your pledge is a commitment to changing the conversation about people with IDDs from focusing on their “disabilities” to what they are able to bring to the community. This change in conversation starts by replacing words like “disabled” and “disabilities” with “differences.”

Connecting with people with IDDs is a rewarding experience, and it can start with this pledge. Sign up today and help Northeast Florida become more connectable.

I’m ready to take the pledge….

  • Tell us why you’re making the pledge.
  • I pledge to be connectable to people with intellectual and developmental differences (IDDs) in whatever way I can, whether educating myself, having positive interactions, volunteering or hiring people with IDDs.