Beyond BASIC assists adults with intellectual disabilities in becoming contributing members of society by providing a program that enables independent living skills "beyond the basics." Our curriculum provides tools and develops skills in an individualized program that foster independence to the fullest extent while advocating for inclusion within the community.
We believe each individual is capable of his/her own unique independence and deserves a quality program that will suit his/her needs. Beyond BASIC aims to provide this support to as many teammates as possible while advocating for this population throughout the community. We work to provide a variety of learning opportunities and experiences so that our friends are well-rounded and find fulfillment in their lives.
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.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”