Disability Advocacy

Mental Health

Mental illness is finally being recognized by our society as a serious, debilitating medical condition. Mental illness can not only affect the individual from becoming a contributing member of society but has a negative effect on every single aspect of the person’s life. IKOR is experienced in working with the many challenges mental health issues present for the client. Our goal has always been to understand the client’s needs, obtain the best possible care, educate families, and alter living arrangements when necessary to provide the client with the best opportunity for success. Within this process, honoring the value of the individual and considering the best interests of the person are consistently a key part.

Among the conditions our professionals have addressed are:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Hoarding
  • Autism / Asperger Syndrome
  • Substance Abuse (Chemical/Alcoholism)
  • Depression
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Physical Disabilities

Physical limitations obtained either from birth or by accident are not only a visible sign of challenges, but the basis of misunderstanding and prejudice for every person who must deal with this type of disability. For those who love or try to help, the frustration of not knowing where to begin occurs nearly every day. IKOR has helped many families and professionals identify the needs of these special people. Even when care is in process, such as when home care is in place and doctors are involved, IKOR has been successful in streamlining and coordinating the services, many times heightening successful outcomes.

We offer services and guidance to those who are:

  • Head-Injured
  • Catastrophically Injured
  • Chronically Disabled

Intellectual Disabled Individuals

Intellectually disabled individuals often begin their journey from birth. The journey is a long and difficult one, not just for them, but for their parents and families. In these cases, IKOR involvement goes beyond “quarterbacking” the medical aspects for the client and includes advocating for our client to maximize services within the school and vocational programs as well. Accessing all available public programs is an integral part of the IKOR process. IKOR educates the parents, and many times the vocational and educational partners, of options available, giving them the information needed to create the most life-affirming choices for the client.

We help build dreams of a truly fulfilled life for our intellectually disabled clients!

  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Birth Defects
  • Head Injury

Assisting Those in Need

Many of our clients are challenged in some aspects of their life while very capable in others. IKOR does a thorough needs assessment, develops a strategic plan and assists in helping them live as an enriched, fulfilled and independent life as possible.

IKOR helps in the following areas: Ikor-Conference-Portraits-077-380

  • Home Modifications
  • Accessible Home Building
  • Life Enrichment
    • Vocational
    • Educational
    • Supportive Equipment & Technology

Additional Services

IKOR can serve as the following:

Power of Attorney

  • Medical POA
  • Financial POA
  • Agent for POA


  • Of the Person
  • Of the Estate
  • Of the Person/Estate
  • Agent for Guardian

Contact Information

Corporate Headquarters
2199 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: (941) 306-2363

email: [email protected]