DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF DICKSON COUNTY
“BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY”
People with disabilities have the same rights as all other people but may need support to exercise those rights.
People with disabilities, regardless of the severity, belong in the community and should be supported there.
Supports should enable people with disabilities to become active, participating members of their community.
Supports should encourage and enhance the development of relationships between people with disabilities and other people.
Supports should encourage and enhance sources of natural support, including the family.
Supports should enable people with disabilities to make choices and assume control of their personal affairs.
Supports should assist people with disabilities achieve a positive and personally desirable future.
Supports should enhance the dignity and respect of the individual.