"Most of all, I value the trust that we have with our son's service coordinator and associates. The people do not change, and it is very important to me to have trust and honesty. PDS continues to do a marvelous job caring for my child.”
"I like my staff, they treat me with respect." –Individual
"PDS has given me the opportunity to gain a greater sense of independence"
"I would like to thank PDS in allowing me to become more self-sufficent"
"Thank you to the staff of PDS for your dedication and commitment to helping those with developmental disabilities accomplish their goals and lead their lives with dignity." –Educator
"I'm able to advocate and get the service I need with respect from my team." –Individual
"I know that when I refer a young adult to PDS for services, I can count on PDS to give that young adult the personal attention, care, and commitment he or she deserves." -Educator
Program Development Services is grounded in the philosophy that every person, regardless of his/her handicap or development level, should be treated with the dignity inherent in each person.
In light of this, we believe that every person should be given the opportunity to achieve his/her functional, social and intellectual potential through appropriate individualized programming, to live in as normal a home environment as possible, to live in an atmosphere of acceptance, warmth, understanding, and security which upholds the rights of each individual and provides developmental opportunities on an individual and group basis.
We therefore affirm and emphasize the right of persons with developmental disabilities and their families to secure the highest level of treatment, rehabilitation and habilitation services.
PDS programs and services are available to all, regardless of race, color or creed. We are committed to the training, enhancement and growth of all personnel within the agency in order to provide skills for expanding programs for the individuals we serve.
All services of the agency are done with approval of the state and integration into the state’s comprehensive program, and all policies and procedures are available for staff, parents, and consumers to read within the agency.