Effective partnerships leverage the strengths of each partner and apply it strategically to the issue at hand. It might take more work, and it might take longer, but strong partnerships build the relationships, shared understanding, and collective focus to make lasting progress on issues related to community development.
The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,400 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, we support over one million individuals with disabilities, and work to Shape policy, Share solutions and Strengthen community. Our goal is to be the indispensable leader, resource and advocate for a diverse private disability services network that ensures full citizenship and engaged community participation for people with disabilities of all ages. ANCOR’s mission is to advance the ability of its members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities.
The New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation (New York Alliance) envisions a society where individuals with disabilities are contributing citizens with equal rights and the ability to live full, productive and meaningful lives. It is their mission to serve as a catalyst for positive change and leading resource for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the organizations supporting them. The New York Alliance does this through: Advocacy; Education & Training; Technical Assistance & Practice Improvement; and Advancing Sound Public Policy.