The mission of Inclusion Connections is to strengthen the lives of individuals with disabilities by creating inclusive opportunities for community involvement, access to meaningful employment, and better options for supported living.

Inclusion Connections 501c3 nonprofit was born out of a need for services for individuals with developmental disabilities. While there is certainly a need for educational and social opportunities for school-aged children, the greatest need presents itself when kids graduate high school. Parents often say their kids with disabilities graduated from high school to the couch! On graduation day, the students lose access to learning, exercise, friends and community. Most graduate without a job and a critical lack of supported housing forces students to remain at home with parents indefinitely.

Inclusion Connections is addressing all these issues head on. Our programs are innovative and designed for special needs. From Education to Employment (PawsAbilities) to BelongKC Supportive Living initiative, we are making things happen in our Kansas City community!



The KC Supportive Living Initiative

Inclusion Connections is creating an innovative, affordable, and sustainable community in the KC region where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can choose to live with customized supports that promote career growth and independence.

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Our Work

Year-round Programs include:

PawsAbilities skills training and job placement, the arts, the Transition Academy and Summer Camp 


Get Involved

   Here are three ways you can help!


 Individual Giving

Corporate Giving 


A premiere Kansas City event featuring fun, fashion and fundraising!

February 17, 2024


“…it’s an innovative, buzzworthy employment program for young adults with developmental disabilities. We empower individuals by providing skills training leading to placement in meaningful jobs. (And yes, we love dogs too!)”

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