Mattingly Edge cultivates partnerships that enable people with disabilities to thrive at work, at home, and in relationships.
To this end, we strive to partner with citizens with disabilities―along with their families and allies―to develop, provide, and sustain individualized supports that help individuals enjoy "the good things in life."
Mattingly Edge believes the lives of all people, including those with disabilities, are ultimately enhanced by the following experiences:
working in a good job that offers opportunities for growth, a network of colleagues, and a decent living wage
living in a home of one's own in a desirable neighborhood, with the benefit of security, dominion, and privacy
having a sense of belonging through a strong personal social network made up of family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers
holding a variety of adult roles that are valued by our society, including: student, friend, member of an organization, volunteer, artist, lover, neighbor, business owner, etc.
experiencing autonomy and the right to determine one's own destiny and make one's own informed decisions
fulfilling expectations of citizenship by contributing one's gifts and talents through paid employment, volunteer opportunities, family roles, friendship, and/or social engagement
having regular opportunities to grow and develop intellectually, socially, spiritually, physically, and emotionally
holding optimistic and high expectations for the future