this window to return to course.

Individuality: People receive assistance as unique individuals with varying interests, preferences, and aptitudes. They should not be grouped on the basis of label, functioning level, or convenience of support.

Choice: There are sufficient options related to people’s interests and desires in life in order to exercise control and autonomy over their life’s direction. Choices made are the result of being fully informed through direct personal experience and/or considering information on potential alternatives.

Respect: Services are always provided in a dignified, age appropriate, and enhancing way.

Participation: People have the opportunity to participate actively in all their chosen pursuits of life.

Competence: Individuals are provided opportunities to develop skills of interest and use in their lives by discovering and expressing gifts and capacities.

Social Inclusion: People have access to diverse individuals in social contexts in order to build friendships, working relationships, and networks of individuals who share interests, settings, or other commonalties.

Community Settings with Minimal Intrusion: Services support people in their pursuit of a quality life in natural settings which minimize artificialness or restrictiveness.