Give Today, Tomorrow
For Adults With Disabilities
For adults with disabilities, finding community is difficult. Connections formed in school programs often fade. Parents and family worry what the future will bring. You can be part of the solution.
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Former NFL quarterback, Ken Anderson, spent his entire playing career as a Cincinnati Bengal. Over the course of his 16-year career, Anderson led the league in passer rating four times, completion percentage three times, and passing yards twice. As a 4-time pro-bowler and NFL Most Valuable Player, Anderson led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl in 1981. However, he personally credits his greatest honor as NFL Man of the Year in 1975 for his charity work.
Ken Anderson formed the Ken Anderson Foundation in 2014 because he was concerned about the lack of options for his nephew, Drew, who lives with severe autism. The blended model created at this time involved initiatives encompassing live, work, and play. In 2016, the Ken Anderson Foundation learned of another nonprofit, Lighthouse Landing, formed by a group of parents with Down syndrome children, who envisioned a similar mission. After a series of meetings, they joined together as the Ken Anderson Alliance. In these 8+ years, the organization has grown from a conceptual vision to enacting programs serving 300+ adults.
The mission of the Ken Anderson Alliance (KAA) is to provide a quality of life that enables adults with disabilities to develop and sustain lifelong relationships, independence, and self-esteem while contributing to the larger community.