DISCOVER THE MANY WAYS PEOPLE WITH IDDs ARE
Learn about intellectual and developmental differences (IDDs).
Discover the many ways individuals with IDDs are employable.
Connect through a nonprofit that supports youth and adults with IDDs.
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.
Dispelling Myths During Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Today there are still many misconceptions about Down syndrome and those who have it. During Down syndrome Awareness Month, we hope to dispel some of the common myths about Down syndrome. Discover how we are more alike than different! MYTH: Down syndrome is a rare disorder. TRUTH: Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal…
Shopability Celebrates Local Businesses that Hire People with All Abilities
This article appeared in the Florida Times-Union on January 1, 2021. Read the original article here. By Beth Reese Cravey Robbie Culliton might be the first person people see when they enter the lobby of the VyStar Credit Union’s headquarters building in downtown Jacksonville. He also might be the first person VyStar employees see when they…
An Unlikely Partnership Creates a More Connectable Jacksonville
When JU geography professor, Ashley Johnson, PhD, made an open-ended offer for her students to create a map as a service-learning study, she didn’t know she would set into motion a citywide campaign. Johnson’s offer and the students’ efforts were the foundation for Connectable’s Shopability, a citywide campaign to recognize Jacksonville’s inclusive employers and their…