Our Initiative

Launching IDKonnects

This initiative is based on the collaborative effort expressed through the needs of experts on a local, state, and national level. IDKonnects designs a state-of-the-art system to connect the dots by disseminating comprehensive cradle-to-career data all under oneĀ online portal. IDKonnects is a Five Fish Foundation data initiative to map resources for intellectual disabilities under the Five Fish Foundation umbrella.

Risk Factors

Mothers diagnosed with diabetes have a 48% chance of having autistic children.


Autism Unemployment

75% of people with cognitive disabilities in SC, ages 18-64, are unemployed.


Cost of Care

The cost of caring for ASD is projected to reach $461 billion in 2025, a 50% increase from 2015.


When living with a neurological condition (or with a loved one who has one), it can be very easy to focus on the challenges and limitations. But in my life, I have found that focusing on abilities, finding new ways to adapt, have been crucial to my successes in life. Seeking those solutions can even be seen as a form of creativity.

Lynn SorayaAsperger's Diary

The Need for Our Work