Mission Statement

To encourage independence and provide opportunities for people with a diagnosed disability so that they may be able to live and work in the community and improve their quality of life.

 

People First

Career Development Center knows the importance of   focusing on each person and their abilities while supporting their potential.   We believe that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths and abilities, not by their disability.

Diversity

Career Development Center believes that society benefits from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics.  Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ,  including but not limited to individual ideas, perspectives, and values.

Equity

We believe in the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Community

We encourage individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be a part of their community and build positive relationships.  We feel each individual has the right to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society

Self Determination

While supporting good health and Safety, It is our goal to assure that  People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, have the appropriate resources and supports to speak for themselves and make decisions about their own lives.