COMHAR Celebrates Intellectual Disabilities Month


Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and our partners work together to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.  The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. 

“A World of Opportunities” – we’re celebrating people and working together to remove obstacles. Our goal is to build a community that’s committed to creating a world where everyone can do well and succeed. Join us in making a world where all kinds of people have the chance to thrive.

COMHAR supports individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to reach their fullest potential and live happy, productive lives. We provide customized programming that helps individuals maximize the skills they need to thrive at home or in their communities. COMHAR’s Vanderwoude Center is the epicenter of our ID Supports. In addition to housing our administrative offices, the Vanderwoude Center is the hub for the Community Participation Supports and Supported Employment programs. This wonderful space offers individuals a safe environment where they can continue to grow. 

COMHAR offers Community Living Arrangements with Direct Support Professionals (DSP) who support residents with activities of daily living in community-based residences. These homes typically support between one and three residents, and offer various levels of staffing supports. Additionally, our teams help residents to maintain medical care for both chronic and acute conditions. DSPs will promote community experiences for the residents as we support individuals to reach their fullest potential.

The individuals served in this program must have a primary diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities or autism. Many are dual diagnosed with ID and mental health issues. We serve a substantial number of wheelchair users in this program and others with complicated medical conditions.

For more information about COMHAR’s services for people living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,

visit our website.