The Connection Coalition of Southwest Florida is a regional collaboration of private and public agencies, health care and disability rights advocates, professionals, educators, transportation organizations, housing and service providers, individuals with disabilities and their families and friends. The Coalition was formed in 2014 to evaluate services currently available through organizations in our region and to discuss present and future needs for those with disabilities. Our coalition aims to:
Promote and develop choices for people with disabilities and to ensure that they have the broadest range of options for education, health services, housing and lifespan needs.
Educate coalition members and the community at large on innovative alternatives and approaches through monthly meetings, site visits and speakers.
Enhance communication between organizations and agencies in our region to connect the dots between existing services with both present and future needs.
Create an ongoing resource for all those who serve the special needs population by offering a forum to collectively roadmap a plan to serve individuals on a variety of fronts from birth through mature adulthood.
Provide a pathway for new and existing providers to reach out to those underserved in our community, and to pinpoint areas that require critical attention.