Generating a new understanding of intellectual and developmental disability and striving for the highest standards of a regular, equitable and authentic life.
Listening, empowering and supporting family members to have a voice and take pride in their own identity without that identity being controlled by others.
Our family members, demonstrate confidence in disturbing typical understandings of intellectual and developmental disability in ways that open new possibilities for belonging, learning, and contributing.
An authentic life that reflects the same relationships, activities, routines, and rhythms of everyday life.
Maintaining and safeguarding our family member’s valued roles in society, and working to sustain their participation in everyday life.
Promoting the development and importance of inclusive lives and demonstrating the benefits for all of society's well being.
Building relationships with families and providing a safe place for families to explore and reflect on the possibilities and opportunities of life long inclusion.
Building the leadership of families who are pursuing an inclusive life for their family members.
Drawing on and learning from our allies and the work and practices that have already happened that are in line with our vision for a meaningful and inclusive life.
An authentic life which parallels the standard of others in society who are gaining the greatest benefit from the valued roles they embody and which contribute to a good life.
Safeguarding the integrity of the values of dignity, respect, equity and inclusion in our work.
Our commitment to our family members and their vision of an inclusive life while ensuring their life embodies that of a valued and contributing member of society.
Family leadership, advocacy, and sustainability for life-long inclusion.
Relationships with families and allies that contribute to building strength and common purpose.