Guiding Principles


Person-directed – The person with disabilities determines the nature and degree of support needed to lead a purposeful life..

Promote independence – All services and support directly result in each person’s achieving greater independence in areas of life important to him or her.

Evolutionary across the life-span – Service and support networks recognize the changing nature of life and life events and the need for service delivery to be responsive to these changes as the person matures (ages) and life goals change.

Flexible – Supports will change across settings and circumstances.

Accountability – Each individual and their family recognizes the need to be accountable to those around them, including the taxpayer, the circle of support, the community and the person.

Proactive approach to networking

Strive for safety while supporting dignity of risk

Self-sustaining