CONNECTABLE archives

Connectable Feature: Meet Zachary Fishburn

Zachary Fishburn has spent his entire life overcoming obstacles. The 23-year old was born with autism, but like any younger sibling, he just wanted to be like his older brother, Dane. Both boys were sports-driven, but Zachary was never given the same opportunities as Dane. Zachary also faced obstacles inside and outside the classroom, including

Connectable Feature: Meet Martha

As part of the Connectable campaign, we will be featuring some of the incredible people with IDDs that live on the First Coast on our blog. One of these people is Martha. Here is her story: Martha Cody says growing up was hard. Her grandmother who raised her in the 1950s and ‘60s would not let

New Campaign Seeks to Increase Connections for People with IDDs

Consider connecting – as an employer, a volunteer or just as a friend – with someone on the First Coast living with an intellectual and developmental difference. That’s the message of a new community awareness campaign launched this week to enhance connections with people who have IDDs. The Community Foundation’s Susan Edelman appeared on WJXT’s