We believe that the ENTIRE community benefits when inclusion is encouraged and practiced in our communities. It is the intent of Encompass Genesee to work to eliminate prejudice and discrimination that is oftentimes shown to people who have developmental disabilities. We plan on growing a new way of thinking.
Encompass Genesee is a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to provide employment and employment training for people with developmental disabilities. We will also foster inclusion for people with developmental disabilities by providing social fellowship opportunities for these people, their families and the general public who reside in Genesee County, New York and the surrounding counties.
It means that Encompass Genesee wants to encourage our communities to include people with developmental disabilities in every aspect of daily life. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people or 15% of the population has a developmental disability.
Genesee County has a population of almost 58 thousand people. That means that approximately 8700 people living in our county may have a developmental disability. Where are they?
Many of these people with a little help are capable of being employed. Our vision is to create opportunities and sustainable employment for these people. We want to remove the barriers which make it extremely difficult for them to get and maintain jobs.
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