Contributing_Citizens All citizens supported by the Department of Developmental Services are valued contributors to their communities as family members, friends, neighbors, students, employees, volunteers, members of civic and religious associations, voters and advocates.
These individuals:
Live, Learn, work and enjoy community life in places where they can use their personal strengths, talents and passions.
Have safe, meaningful and empowering relationships.
Family_Support Have families who feel supported from the earliest years and throughout their lifetimes.
Lifelong_Learning Have lifelong opportunities and the assistance to learn things that matter to them.
Personal_Responsibility Make informed choices and take responsibility for their lives and experience the dignity of risk.
Money Earn money to facilitate personal choices.
rights Know their rights and responsibilites and pursue opportunities to live the life they choose.