Public Outreach & Education
Mike and Tim have spoken in front of audiences nationwide educating about the challenges of living with a severe physical disability. In 2010, the duo premiered a live-stage adaptation of their story titled Handicap This! Combined, they have shared their story with over 100 different community groups and nearly 100,000 audience members to date. During the 2016 Run, Team KOKO will be hosting a series of events in several cities along the run route in order to educate the community and raise awareness.
Trips to Springfield, IL
KOKO aims to be a leading voice of advocacy on behalf for the physically disabled community. Since 2012, Team KOKO has been making annual trips to Springfield, IL to meet with local legislators to advocate for better support and services throughout the state of Illinois. In 2016, we will expand these efforts on a national level.
The Accessibility Project
Since 2007, KOKO has provided financial assistance for these extra costs. In September 2015, KOKO is proud to launch The Accessibility Project, our new assistance program that will provide free construction service to our clients looking to make their homes more handicap accessible.