BUILD THE CAPACITY TO FULLY SERVE EVERYONE
PAR will play a leadership role in developing comprehensive support systems that have the capacity to fully serve everyone with autism and intellectual disabilities. These support systems will be built on efficient and effective evidence-based policies, practices and quality frameworks and will be a model for the country.
FOSTER A TRUSTWORTHY AND ACCOUNTABLE PRIVATE SECTOR
PAR will foster a private sector resource that is trustworthy, transparent, accountable and has integrity so that family members can have confidence in its lifelong capacity to care for and support their sons and daughters, and they in turn can be assured that their needs will be met, and that the community will value and support community providers in their mission.
WORK FOR A RESPONSIBLE HUMAN RESOURCE POLICY
PAR believes that Direct Support Professionals are critical to system-wide excellence. PAR will work to improve providers’ ability to recruit and retain committed staff with compensation and benefits that are commensurate to their contribution.
PROMOTE A FISCALLY SOUND, FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE PRIVATE SECTOR
PAR will promote a fiscally sound, fiscally responsible private sector capable of meeting the needs of Pennsylvania’s families and individuals who are living with autism and intellectual disabilities.
BUILD PARTNERSHIPS WITH SELF-ADVOCATES AND FAMILIES
PAR will build powerful partnerships with people with autism and people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
POSITION PAR AS A RESOURCE FOR EVERYONE
PAR and its website will be relevant and timely resources for everyone in Pennsylvania interested in supports for people with intellectual disabilities and people with autism. These resources will enable people to exercise choice, to access resources, services and supports, and to increase community awareness.
INFLUENCE POLICIES AND RESOURCES THROUGH COLLABORATION
PAR will work with our public and private partners to influence policies and resources that will effectively serve the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and people with autism.
SHARE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE GLOBALLY
PAR will engage in global partnerships that will share experience and knowledge that will enhance PAR’s ability to effect change for individuals and families, recognizing that the needs of people with disabilities and solutions for meeting those needs are universal.