Our mission is simple. We want to make our community a better place through education and the enlisting of our citizens to bring services to those in need. We accomplish our mission through our core values. We have been a vital part of our community for a number of years. We were founded to serve a growing segment of our community in need of inaccessible services. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers that make our mission possible. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: bring services to those in need. Our vision is to foster understanding, acceptance and inclusion of persons with Down syndrome that will allow them the greatest opportunities and realize their aspirations to enjoy independent and productive lives. As part of our efforts to better the lives of those individuals with Down syndrome, we provide information to local schools, libraries and community organizations to promote understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities. We also support national research efforts seeking the cause of, and answers to, many of the medical, genetic, behavioral and learning problems associated with Down syndrome.