The Arc of the Capital Area — Community Inclusion Project

Community Inclusion Project

Project Goal
Improve access to technology and provide online programs to support continuing education, engagement, and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities (DD) who may experience isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Project Summary
Through Community Inclusion projects, organizations will create opportunities and address barriers so people with disabilities can experience full community life. Full community inclusion is defined as participating in education, employment, and social activities in the community alongside people both with and without disabilities. Ultimately, the goal of these projects is to produce short-term and long-term systems change.

The Arc of the Capital Area will partner with Dell Technologies to provide people with DD with computers and other technology equipment so they can participate in online art and education classes. The project will support people with DD in accessing community engagement and educational resources while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding Reference
RFA: Community Inclusion Mini-Grants

Project Start
Aug 2020

Contact
4902 Grover Ave.
Austin, TX 78756
512-476-7044
Website

Project Director:
Amber Nelson

Geographic Reach
Travis and Williamson counties

Travis and Williamson County Map