About Us

The Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Is to provide dynamic programs and services to individuals who have intellectual disabilities and their families so they may achieve their goals and become fully participating members of our communities.

Our Vision

Is a world in which people who have intellectual disabilities are fully included in all areas of our community and are recognized for their potential, their talents, and their contributions to society.

Our Values as an Organization

Opportunity is where we see the impact of our mission. Every day we work towards creating new opportunities for our program members and staff to reach their goals and further the positive impact we have in our community.

Person-Centered Thinking ensures that the focus of our work remains focused on the people we serve. Every decision, big or small, is made with our program members’ individual dreams and goals as the highest priority. 

Inclusion is a sense of belonging, a voice that is heard, and comfort in an environment where we know we can be ourselves without judgment. We promote inclusion by creating day-to-day experiences for our program members so everyone can feel they belong and are equally involved and supported in all areas of their life.

Understanding the deep motivations of why we do what we do helps us develop and maintain long-lasting relationships with our donors, community partners, staff, program members, and families. We take time to get to know one another so we can mutually support each other to reach our goals and create more inclusive communities together. 

Our Values as Advocates and Employees

Awareness is created every day within our organization and the greater community through active communication and outreach. Through our work, we continue to help our community become aware of the talents, skills, and abilities of the people we support.

Team Work makes the Dream Work. Success at OSBI is defined by our impact, and we can only achieve success if we enable the success of others. When we value each others’ contributions and invest in each other’s growth, we can do so much more than we could have done on our own.

Diversity ensures we have a variety of representation within all parts of our organization. By valuing diversity, we value the idea that our individual differences strengthen our teams and that we celebrate what makes each of us unique.

Compassion for others is what sets One Step Beyond apart. Whether our perspectives differ or not, each person we encounter inside and outside of OSBI should be treated with compassion to foster mutual understanding of how we can best support one another. Once we meet each other in that place of shared experience, then we can grow and work collectively toward our mission, vision, and goals.