Over the past 45 years, the personal rights and quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have progressively advanced. Nonetheless, our culture remains far from inclusive. A great number of people within the IDD community continue to endure stereotyping. Often living on the margins of society, many spend generations as unseen minorities, unemployed, disenfranchised and detached from basic human bonding that others take for granted.
Koinonia is Northeast Ohio’s leading agency dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with IDD. When you support our mission, you create a lifeline for true independence, health, meaningful employment, self-esteem, and appreciation.