Core Values

People First

Community Support Systems believes that all people with developmental disabilities have strengths, abilities and inherent value; are equal before the law; and must be treated with dignity and respect. We represent, support and act on behalf of individuals and their families regardless of the level of disability. We believe in self-determination by empowering people with the supports needed to make informed decisions and choices.

Visionary Leadership

We lead with integrity, accountability and by open, honest and timely communications. We work with individuals, organizations and coalitions in a collaborative fashion. There is valued partnership with families and staff leadership at all levels of the organization that provides mutual support for their respective goals.

Community Participation

Community Support Systems works toward and believes in the community imperative; that all people have the fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to live, learn, work, play and worship in safe and healthy communities of their choosing.


Community Support Systems values and insists upon diversity (including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and level of disability) in its consumers, employees and leadership. We actively pursue and welcome diverse groups.

Integrity & Excellence

Community Support Systems conducts its business with integrity. We strive to reflect quality and excellence in all our work.