Richard, Community Inclusion participant
Community Inclusion, where we focus on developing independent community connections.

Pictured: Richard, volunteering at Zazu's House, a parrot sanctuary!

What is Community Inclusion?

Community Inclusion (CI) is an individualized service that provides support to the people we serve to engage in community-based activities that support education, recreation, socialization, and most importantly, personal development.

Community Inclusion creates, builds, and strengthens organic relationships with others in the local community, with the goal of fostering greater independence and societal inclusion.

What can you expect?

  • An individualized approach with person-centered planning. What do you want to do?
  • Local, community-based activities and engagement opportunities.
  • Discover a social group that includes and celebrates you!


We meet with participants to build service plans and discover their passions. Participants choose their activities according to what they like to do, and we provide the empowerment to make it happen.


AtWork! Consultants meet with participants throughout the process of Discovery and person-centered planning to identify participants’ skills, talents, and interests. Community activities vary but must meet the following criteria:

  • Individualized and based on the participant’s interests;
  • Integrated with other individuals without disabilities in the community;
  • Based in the participant’s local community and meets accessibility standards;
  • Fosters the ability to contribute and develop relationships with community members.

Benefits to Participants

  • An increased ability to choose their/your own friends and activities that may not have been previously possible.
  • Awareness and access to community resources such as transportation, community organizations, recreational opportunities, and more.
  • Opportunities to contribute and give back to their/your communities.
  • Self-esteem and pride as they/you discover new abilities.
  • Relationships with a variety of individuals and the guidance to build natural supports to create less reliance on paid companions.
  • Support to explore their/your preferences, interests, and potential.

What defines success?

Our success is measured by yours. You’re an individual, your pathway to community connection should be as unique as you are.

Participants have a dedicated team that will regularly check in with you/the participant throughout services to ensure successful connections and to provide support should you/the participant want to try something different.

You define our success.

Connect With Us!

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