Be part of something big.

Everyone deserves to belong.

Your tax-deductible gift to People Like Us develops performing arts programming and curriculum for people of all abilities.

Together, we’re transforming negative attitudes into inclusive mindsets—so people with developmental differences become understood, empowered, and engaged.

Working in the arts helped me to not be so weak in different areas of talking. It helped me to really express myself better and to not be fearful of what other people think about me.


-Christena B., Performer with Williams Syndrome

People with disabilities can do so much more.

Too often, society underestimates and undermines people with disabilities.

Honestly, I did, too… until my sister Emma, born with Down syndrome, performed in her first theater production and showed me exactly what she’s capable of.

In those moments, the idea for People Like Us was born.

Since then, we’ve assembled a team of educators, therapists, advocates, and performers with disabilities to develop arts-based curriculum so students of all abilities can thrive.

– Kirsti Lewis, Founder and Executive Director

It all began with a documentary.

“The film was a shot across the bow—a reminder that we have the capability and responsibility to do good.”

-Bill Rhey, CS Dean of the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise

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