Our Mission – We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
Mountain Valley Development Services was founded in 1973 by a group of parents and volunteers and was incorporated as a non-profit agency in 1975. MVDS has since become an organization which provides a comprehensive array of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
The purpose of Mountain Valley Developmental Services is to provide persons served and their families with supports that will promote skill acquisition, independence and inclusion within the community. To fulfill this purpose, the organization is entrusted with the administration of public funds that are intended specifically to assist persons with developmental disabilities and their families. In order to assure maximum fulfillment of the organization’s mission and its responsibility to the public and its communities, all persons employed by the organization or otherwise in a position to exercise influence over policy development and operations are expected to adhere to following our code of ethics at all times. Please review the MVDS manual of resources at this link MVDS Family Resource Manual 6-2016.
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Planning for and providing support to a loved one who is aging or living with a chronic illness or disability is a common experience for almost everyone at some point in life, this tool can help with this.
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. There is lots of great inforamtion about current events.
Extreme Sports Camp
Improve Basic Life Skills in our Adult Life Program. Adult Participants improve their social, vocational, daily living and athletic skills with Extreme Sports Camp’s trademark 1:1 support.
At ESC, we know that there are limited resources available for adults with autism after leaving school to facilitate their entry into the outside world. But adults with autism want to live dignified lives, just like other adults! So ESC has joined the growing national and global adult autism support movement by offering assistance and opportunities for young adults to integrate themselves in the mainstream Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley Community.