Isaac is a gardener, assistant storeman, swimmer, gym member and a much loved friend and family member.
He also happens to have a complex disability.
Our mission is to build and safeguard a good and typical life for Isaac where he truly belongs in his community so that he will be valued, safe and happy.
Why we do what we do
The things that make a life good seem universally accepted to include friendships, home and security, work or leisure that allows you to pursue your skills and interests, making a contribution, good health, choice and control over your life and more.
For most of us these things come relatively easily and we don’t stop to think about how this happens. But this is usually not the case for people with a disability.
From birth people with disability and their families are usually directed into disability specific, separate and segregated settings that can last through adulthood. They are cast into negative roles of being sick, a burden on our family, dependent on others and not contributing to their community.
So we must be intentional, good life builders. We listen deeply to Isaac to understand what is important to him. We create and hold dear his vision for a good life.
We work hard to craft valued roles for Isaac around what is important to him in order to bring him opportunities.
We find ourselves creating plans, managing budgets, recruiting and leading teams of supports and doing things we never imagined doing.
So this is why we seek help from members of the community to support us in our mission. In doing so Isaac brings joy to them through his successes and the community brings connection and love to Isaac.
Love is what will keep him safe, not the policies and procedures of paid service providers.