Our Mission

The Center promotes the pursuit of choice, growth, and personal independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

These three core principles drive our mission at The Center and for over six decades have empowered individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live dignified lives filled with opportunities for growth within an enriched, nurturing community. Since its inception in 1950, The Center has operated on its underlying belief that those with I/DD are capable of leading fulfilling lives when their personal agency is respected and they receive the necessary tools for individual growth. This tenet has fundamentally changed the lives of persons with I/DD. Continuously growing and changing, The Center currently serves over 450 individuals through a wide array of dynamic programs and services tailored to the varied needs of the individuals and families that we serve. Each day, and in each program, we witness breakthroughs, tender moments, and everyday victories that affirm our steadfast commitment to our guiding principles and the humanity within us all.