- Therapy sessions should be fun for everyone involved! We strive to create an environment in which learners are eager to participate and learning takes place through play and developmentally appropriate activities.
- All people have the right to be treated with dignity, care, and respect. Everyone has challenges and difficult days, and we strive to support our learners in a way that respects their autonomy and helps them become self-advocates. We use positive reinforcement to teach meaningful adaptive skills and we utilize positive behavior supports to help children cope with day to day challenges.
- Our learners have a right to effective, evidence-based therapies. Therapy goals are aimed at creating meaningful change that will benefit our learners. Though there may be multiple stakeholders in the treatment process, the primary beneficiary of services is the child, and treatment decisions must be made with that child’s best interests, needs, and preferences as the focus.
- Our learners have the right to the least restrictive intervention, including the least restrictive therapeutic techniques and treatment setting. All people have the right to inclusion in their communities and to be free from discrimination. We work to teach skills that will lead to greater inclusion and independence for our learners, as well as to teach partners and community members to support and include learners with differences or disabilities.
- We value and appreciate our incredible team of interventionists and clinicians. We work hard to invest in our staff, as they are our greatest resource. We do so through professional development opportunities, ongoing supervision and training that far exceed minimum standards, and a supportive work environment. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing team, and know our investments in our staff will lead to optimal therapy for our learners.
Statement about Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity:
We believe in equity for our clients, staff, and community, and work to eliminate barriers that individuals may experience based on race, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, disability, or other factors. To that end, we have developed a workgroup within our agency that is currently focused on identifying and eliminating policies or procedures that may disadvantage certain groups or lead to inequities. We look forward to working with community partners to create more equitable access to services. We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors.