COMMUNITY INCLUSION, WE FOCUS ON DEVELOPING INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Everyone needs community. Finding people with similar interests, giving back to others, and realizing your potential for growth are important to living life to the fullest at any age.

PICTURED: Richard, volunteers at Zazu's House Parrot Sanctuary

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WHY DO WE SUCCEED?

With personalized assistance to each individual and their support team, we’ll develop a plan to build connections with others who have similar interests and values. Our success is measured by yours because you’re an individual, your pathway to community connection should be as unique as you are.

ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY

Community Inclusion provides coordination and support for people with disabilities to actively engage in their community. Our services focus on personal preference, bridge building, life enrichment, and use of integrated resources. A particular goal of Community Inclusion is helping people with disabilities build a natural support network to enable them to fully participate in activities along with others who have common interests.

Community Inclusion staff provide one-on-one assistance to each individual and their support team to develop a personalized plan that will result in connection and contribution to the individual’s community. Services are designed for individuals who are of retirement age or who have completed at least nine months of employment exploration.

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS

Integration though participation in a variety of community activities based on their personal preference and interests creates:

  • An increased ability to choose their own friends and activities.
  • Increased awareness and use of community resources such as transportation, community organizations, recreational opportunities, and generic resources.
  • Opportunities to contribute to their community.
  • Self-esteem and pride through learning and using new skills and abilities.
  • Relationships with a variety of individuals and the guidance to create a natural support network with less reliance on paid companions.
  • Support to explore their preferences, interests, and potential.

ACTIVITIES WE SUPPORT

  • Volunteer Work
  • Social Activities
  • Civic Engagement
  • Self Advocacy
  • Creating Natural Supports
  • Recreation
  • Promotion of Relationships
  • Use of Generic Resources

CERTIFICATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

  • CARF Accredited
  • King County DDD
  • Snohomish County DDD
  • State of Washington DVR
  • Bellevue Chamber
  • Issaquah Chamber
  • Puget Sound CONNECT
  • Community Employment Alliance (Founding Member)

WE ARE AIMING HIGHER

Everyone needs community. Finding people with similar interests, giving back to others, and realizing your potential for growth are important aspects to living life to the fullest at any age. That’s why here at AtWork!, we’re pioneers in developing independent community connections with Community Inclusion.

CONTACT ATWORK!

We’re here to help and answer any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can also connect with us at (425) 274-4000 or at info@atworkwa.org.