To support our fellow citizens who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, so they are afforded an opportunity for a meaningful life. A life characterized by safety and happiness: family and friendship: employment and possessions: skills and competence: health and nutrition: choices and self direction: status and roles: privacy and dignity: and access to opportunities in the community.
To support individuals with developmental disabilities by encouraging personal growth and participation in the community through social, living, and work experiences that respect individual preference and diversity.
People with ID/DD can and do make contributions to all areas of our society, and should be recognized for these contributions.
Each person with ID/DD, regardless of the severity of their limitations, should have as much control over their environment as possible.
Each person should be given the supports in mobility and movement to allow them to be recognized as striving and productive members of society.
Each person's eating, dressing and hygiene needs should be addressed in the most respectful manner.