Why did we start ICW?
Intentional Communities of Washtenaw (ICW) began when a small group of Ann Arbor residents recognized the need to create independent living situations for their children and other individuals with developmental disabilities. The group knew that it would take a group of committed and dedicated parents.
ICW officially began in 2005 when 25 families met to make these housing options a reality for their loved ones. The group surveyed families who had children with disabilities to assess the needs and desires of these families. In short order, a mission statement and a steering committee were formed.