People First

The D.R.E.A.M. Partnership believes that all people with intellectual disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities, and inherent values, not by their disability.

 

Community

The D.R.E.A.M. Partnership believes that people with intellectual disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.

 

Self-Determination

The D.R.E.A.M. Partnership believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives.

 

Diversity

The D.R.E.A.M. Partnership believes that society in general benefits from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics.