Accomplished Executive Director, Strategist, Facilitator, and Communicator experienced in building strategic community partnerships with corporate, not-for-profit, political, and philanthropic partners to drive community-wide outcomes and impact through corporate sponsorship's, inventive media partnerships.
Results-oriented executive with more than 20 years of expertise in the not-for-profit sector and 28 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Abbie was the CEO of an organization for individuals with i/dd, and was responsible from growing it from a 2 million dollar to a 14 million dollar organization.
Judge Barbara Meyer (retired)
I Belong will employ people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (i/dd) while embracing Jewish values of: Community, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).
I Belong nonprofit organization will integrate our mission with a vibrant business, which will provide steady, meaningful employment for people with i/dd. I Belong will leverage our employee team’s talents, strengths, and enthusiasm in an inclusive and supportive environment where they will work with neuro-typical employees.
Research has demonstrated that employment for people with id/d can yield tangible benefits whether in a small or large group setting. Individualization is created through a process called Customized Employment.
We believe in creating or working with existing businesses to create meaningful employment opportunities.
I Belong would like to offer training for people both with and without i/dd on varying topics such as but not limited to: interviewing, soft skills, universal design and social skills. On-Boarding, how to speak with someone who has a communication disorder.