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THE MISSION

Beyond BASIC assists people with intellectual disabilities to achieve fulfillment beyond the basics by developing independent living skills.

THE VISION

Adults with intellectual disabilities will strengthen their own expectations and the perceptions of those around them in their ability to demonstrate independent living skills.

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THE WHY

Adults with intellectual disabilities have historically been kept in a box, while everyone else assumes what they can and cannot do. Many people make generalized assumptions about what these individuals will be able to do in life, how they act, how they learn, how they look, etc. The Beyond BASIC team believes that everyone deserves the opportunity and applicable resources necessary to achieve their own definition of a fulfilled, independent life. 

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

The Lorax