- Develop a spectrum of resources and accommodations to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Even though disabilities like autism are considered ‘invisible,’ the supports people may need are just as critical for removing barriers to inclusion as ramps are for people in wheelchairs or eyeglasses are for people with vision impairments.
Build partnerships with self-advocates and with local community organizations who serve the IDD community – targeted outreach is key to making any group feel welcome, especially groups who have previously felt excluded due to real or perceived barriers
- Educate staff and volunteers on neurodiversity. Offer trainings, host self-advocates, and do customer surveying. Focusing on creating a culture of inclusion within your organization by including staff at every level.
- Hire people with disabilities to ensure your workforce is representative of your customer-base
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