We believe each and every person is unique and has their own distinct values and personal goals. We believe that all persons have the same fundamental rights – the right to life, to support, to education, to work, to a home, to respect and to dignity. We believe that people also have the right to make choices in self-defined terms, to take informed risks, to enjoy real friendships and other naturally supportive relationships and to experience the security of unquestioned inclusion in communities that embrace the right of people to live as independently as possible, supported to the extent that is necessary and desirable to meet individual needs. These rights are basic to human dignity and security. We believe that disability must never be equated with sickness and illness, and as such we strive to ensure non-intrusive support for people to enjoy a participatory life.