Community Participation

Social Inclusion Facilitators can help with connections to community by identifying ways for young adults (ages 17 and over) and adults with an intellectual disability to become involved.

Whether it is through sports, clubs, faith groups, hobby groups, or volunteerism, Social Inclusion Facilitators in your area can help to make those connections happen. Social Inclusion Facilitators do this by:

  • Learning about interests and goals of a person with an intellectual disability;
  • Introducing the person to an individual, group or organization that suits his or her interests; and
  • Providing information and support to groups and organizations to ensure that the person feels welcome and encouraged to fully participate.

When the initial connection is made, the individual and the group should have the information they need to continue their connection together, without the involvement of the Social Inclusion facilitator.

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