Mark (right) with mentor and Koinonia Enterprises supervisor Michael Morrow
Like most young adults, Mark dreamed of landing a job so that he could earn his own money, live on his own, and have a safe place to call home. But autism, depression and anxiety often made life difficult for Mark to handle. CLICK HERE to read his story.
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.
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