TURNING ABILITIES INTO OPPORTUNITIES
COMMUNITY INCLUSION FOR THE PAST 36 YEARS
ABILITIES FIRST ROAD MAP
• Selfless Respectful Service
• One Team, One Mission
• Inspire Others
• Be Resourceful, Never Give UP
• Seek Knowledge and Embrace Change
Turning Abilities into Opportunities
Inclusion for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Abilities First will expand opportunities,
empower voices, and enable citizens with
developmental disabilities to realize their dreams
10-YEAR TARGET - INCLUSION!
Inclusion IS within our reach!
• People have opportunities to enjoy full participation in where they live,
work and play.
• People’s activities are age appropriate and are in ordinary places.
• People are supported for success.
• All people have opportunities for meaningful relationships and experiences.
• Everyone feels that they belong and are viewed by others as
members of the group.
• Inclusion benefits everyone involved by bringing together different talents,
strengths and perspectives to make a greater whole.