CLASS believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a rewarding, fulfilling, and meaningful life, and that having a developmental disability does not diminish the desire or right to pursue this dream, it simply makes the journey more challenging.
CLASS offers a wide range of innovative service choices to meet individual needs and provide opportunities for persons with intellectual or other developmental disabilities to maximize their potential, independence, community inclusion, acceptance, and individual rights.
CLASS services assist individuals along the path of their life journey; to be working and contributing members of the community; and to live healthy, safe, happy, and productive lives.
Having a job helps create greater self-sufficiency, improved self-esteem, and increased earned income, all of which lead to increased independence, community inclusion, and acceptance.
Recreation and leisure activities are critical dimensions of the quality of life for all people, including those with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. These activities allow people to have fun, meet new friends, and develop skills.
The ability to decide where and with whom to live is a freedom that is highly valued by all members of society, including persons with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Communities provide unlimited opportunities for acceptance, contribution, and inclusion.
When it comes to selecting services for persons with intellectual or other developmental disabilities, there are many choices to make, and the process can be overwhelming. Targeted Case Management, or TCM, services exist to assist persons with disabilities and their families in making these important decisions.
Shared Living Contractors open their homes and welcome an individual with an intellectual or other developmental disability to share in their lives. Both the Shared Living Contractors and the individual with a disability find the Shared Living experience to be vastly rewarding.