Guiding Principles

Customer Leadership

People with disabilities and/or their families are the experts regarding their own goals and dreams and are respected as such by everyone.

Diversity of Leadership

Organizational leadership includes people from across North Carolina with diverse backgrounds, experiences and knowledge.

Equality

People with disabilities have the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities to contribute and participate as all other members of the community.

Interdependence

All people, including people with disabilities, depend on each other.

Partnerships

People with disabilities live in inclusive communities that are enhanced by collaborative relationships and leveraging of community resources.

Giving Back

Everyone, including people with disabilities and/or their families; has the ability and desire to make meaningful contributions to others.