DISCOVER THE MANY WAYS PEOPLE WITH IDDs ARE
Shopability is a campaign designed to recognize businesses across Jacksonville that employ individuals with Autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental differences (IDDs).
We are in the process of creating a searchable map to identify the hundreds of companies in our area who offer employment and internship opportunities to our neighbors with IDDs. We want to make it easy to support them. Check out our Shopability map here, and if you don't see your favorite inclusive business represented, make sure to submit a business listing by January 15, 2021.
Save the date
Save the date for Shopability Saturday coming up on March 6, 2021! This will be a citywide celebration inviting the entire community to shop or support local businesses that choose to see the abilities of individuals with IDDs and celebrate their contributions. Stay tuned for more information!
meet Some In Our Community With IDDs
From top athletes to hard-working employees, people with IDDs on the First Coast are diverse individuals with their own interests, values and personalities. Meet some of the people who make up Northeast Florida’s IDD community.
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