Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Hope Services, a non-profit organization in Monterey County, has experienced a decrease in the number of clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) participating or engaging in the services provided. This community has to work against the restrictions and barriers established by the current global pandemic while also working to debunk the stigma surrounding their capabilities. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are being dismissed from employment and community engagement opportunities by the misinformation surrounding their disability. To address this issue, a video highlighting clients within the Employment, Media and Community Connections program was created for use with staff, potential clients, and employers to show the varying services provided to aid in the life and independence of IDD individuals. The recommendation for the agency is to continue creating visual content that is accessible and easy to show what Hope Services can do for IDD individuals.