Philosophy & Values

The Arc of GHN provides individualized and customized supports to families and individuals to live and to work where and with whom they wish. Our person-centered and person-directed approach relies heavily on relationship building. We partner with families and individuals in order to recruit, hire and match support staff.

Our approach aligns itself with the principles and values of self-determination. Self-determination is a process that differs from person to person according to what each individual determines is necessary and desirable to create a satisfying and meaningful life.

Furthermore, we embrace the beliefs of the self-advocacy movement to assist in the empowerment of individuals and their families. We work tirelessly to strengthen the voice and leadership of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities while at the same time taking our lead from the self-advocates by listening to what they need and want.

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