The ANCOR Foundation is devoted to developing communities where everyone can live, work and thrive, regardless of their ability or disability. By supporting and showcasing local initiatives that emphasize inclusivity, we hope to highlight the importance of programs that include people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the fabric of their community.
In this section, you can learn about our programs that demonstrate the power of community inclusion through storytelling, case-making and more.
Included. Supported. Empowered is a three-year campaign that celebrates the successes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) as well as the providers who support them. Through storytelling, the ANCOR Foundation hopes to raise awareness of the many ways that communities can integrate people with I/DD.
The Foundation partners with United Cerebral Palsy to publish the annual Case for Inclusion, a comprehensive tool evaluating all 50 states and DC on how well state programs are serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included, supported and empowered in the community. Download key findings, see how your state stacks up, find additional tools and more.
ANCOR is proud to have sponsored Hearts of Glass, a documentary by Jennifer Tennican. Set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Hearts of Glass takes you inside Vertical Harvest, a cutting-edge, hydroponic greenhouse that employs people with I/DD while providing high-quality produce to the local citizens.