The societal impact of our mission-introducing the community to our participants and our participants to the community-assures that they are no longer in the shadows or on the fringes of society. Though greatly under-served, our friends with IDD deserve to be more than just spectators as the rest of us enjoy full and active lives. Oftentimes what is needed is not for us to treat them differently, but to provide, create or even just allow them the opportunity for inclusion. At #ONA we have formed relationships with many young people and their families and we understand how the social isolation of a person with IDD affects everyone in that family. By creating relationships with community businesses, donors and supporters, our participants are able enjoy nights/days #Out'N'About making friends, having new experiences and enjoying life!
- What we're about -
#Out’N’About is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable organization based out of Northern Virginia, whose mission is to provide opportunities for young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to have fun and meaningful social experiences with their peers. Our participants enjoy activities and events that are interesting and fun for young adults - which we believe encourages a more inclusive and fulfilling quality of life.
Please check our events tab for past and upcoming events and be sure to check out our gallery tab to see our mission in action!
Our VISION is a world of inclusion, where young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are able to regularly socialize and have experiences that ultimately lead to more independent, fulfilling, and happy lives. We strive to be instrumental in bringing this vision to fruition by continuing to seek, provide and/or create ways for our participants to grow socially - both as individuals and as part of society in general.
#Out'N'About is not only Where Independence Meets Fun...
#Out'N'About is a movement to get #Out'N'About and have fun!