Advocacy Matters

While landmark legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 that protects the rights of children and adults with disabilities has enhanced the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities, there is more to be done.

Now more than ever, people with disabilities need to be active participants in their communities and a lively political voice. In addition, the families and friends of children and adults with disabilities can be strong advocates. Together, we can influence legislation and public policy that will ensure people with disabilities lead active, independent lives.

Visit the News section of our website for information on current issues, initiatives and how we can work together.


There are many different ways to volunteer at IICDF as an individual or a group. These include:

  • Clerical/general office assistance
  • Conducting mock job interviews
  • Assisting at an event
  • Acting as a guest speaker
  • Organizing a fund raiser

Tutors for Business Math and English are needed for our adolescent and adult programs. Tutoring can be a great community service project for high school and college students, Boy and Girl Scouts, Honor Society Students, school/summer break, etc. For more information, contact

To apply as a volunteer at IICDF, please download a volunteer application or request one be sent to you by email.

When you finish filling out the application, please email it back to us at

Share Your Story

If you, or someone you know, has participated in a program or service offered at IICDF and would like to share a story for possible use in the “Our Stories” section of our website, please contact us here.

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“This was a great experience for my 14 year old son Andre. He enjoyed it very much even though it was virtual. I have to thank you for having this kind of program and preparing teenagers for what they’re going to encounter in the future. ”

Lythia Tillery, Parent

“My daughter Kristanna loves the program. We would like to thank all for the help n support this program offers.”

Crystal Lynne, Mother
The difference this program made for my son was measurable. Within a very short time he had a job and was moving forward in his life. I am very grateful.
Sarah Crawford, Google Review
All of the staff were very encouraging , from the moment I was contacted to the very end. Wish I had this program when I was getting ready for the work world.
Miroslaba Domenech, Google Review

Full Community Participation & Economic Self-Sufficiency

“Since I founded IICDF in 2013, our goals have been to prepare youths and adults with a variety of disabilities for entry or re-entry into the workforce and assists them in securing pre-employment services as well as employment so that they can enjoy independent living, full community participation and economic self-sufficiency.”

Roger Lolly • Founder

Let’s Make Things Happen

Andreanna M Jones

Chief Executive Officer
(248) 251-3591
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