We value the lives and success of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We want to pave the way for Exceptional Students to own a thriving place in society. Accordingly, DOES intends to be the central resource for Exceptional Students and their families through a host of services and resources. Our mission is to increase access, inclusion, and awareness in our special needs community by establishing a one-stop-shop of resources available to Exceptional Students and their families
Our vision is to team up with parents & caregivers of Exceptional Students to help expand their vision and broaden their contact circles, thereby creating increased awareness and inclusion in our communities. We seek to partner with individuals in our community to create lasting relationships that will engage families of Exceptional Students outside of their familiar circle. The goal is to remove barriers to success by increasing access to a broad range of resources. The objective is to build trust equity with the people in our community. We are moving forward with intentionality to “be the change we want to see" and partner with those who are or would like to do the same.