ALSO is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the best residential supports, employment services, and supported living to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Promoting full community inclusion, creative supports, independence, and employment opportunities. Ensuring the people we support live the life of their choosing. 

Mission

To promote the full inclusion of people experiencing disabilities in the life of their community. 

Vision

ALSO envisions a future in which all people, including those living with developmental and other disabilities are fully included, participating members of their communities. We see equitable access to supports and services that reflect the preferences and values of diverse communities and that lead to self-determination, independence, productivity, and a healthy and satisfying quality of life.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We embrace the strength, creativity, and richness that comes from bringing unique perspectives and talents to everything we do. We honor and celebrate all backgrounds, standing up for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; empowering all advocates and partners to connect, belong, and grow.  

Values

The values that guide what we do to support individualized and personalized care for those we support and our team members:

Trust - We are transparent, direct, and honest, fostering a safe and kind environment.  

Teamwork - We work in unison to support one another to unleash the power and potential of everyone.  

Innovation - We put imagination, creativity, and passion to work, embracing novel ways of doing and thinking.  

Dignity - We defend each person’s worthiness and ability to direct their own thoughts, feelings, and actions.  

Respect - We demonstrate admiration and positive regard for everyone.  

Accountability - We own our actions and deliver results in the continuous pursuit of excellence.  

Humility - We acknowledge that we are part of something larger than ourselves, learning from one another, and growing together with gratitude.  

What’s in a Name 

​Pronunciation: aal·sow

Definition: in addition; too

What’s in a Logo

The ALSO logo is a visual representation of the interconnectedness between individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with their community. The use of the block and broad weighted lines exude the stability of and strength of ALSO’s supports. While the curved elements represent the caring and deeply rooted ALSO values

What is an ALSO Advocate

Advocates are employees of ALSO and Direct Support Professionals (DSP). At ALSO Advocates undergo extensive person-centered training to better equip and enable people receiving supports to lead independent, meaningful lives in the community of their choosing.