Avenues Supported Living Services is a non-profit organization created to support people with developmental disabilities in becoming and remaining active participants in their communities. Avenues Supported Living Services is committed to empowering individuals to make their own choices and experience life’s diverse possibilities.
Avenues Supported Living Services strives to help each person we support lead the life of their choosing. Building relationships between people including family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, community members, support staff and the people we support is a key building block of our success.
Relationships, Rights, Responsibilities
Meet a few of the people supported by Avenues SLS
Valued roles and friendships within the community provide each person with the best opportunity to achieve the good things in life. (Ramsey, 2007, pg. 9). As family members, friends, service providers and support staff, we can strive to do this “by placing greater emphasis upon the importance of social contribution, intentional relationship facilitation, valued roles…read more
You aren’t always happy when you get the things you want. Jose taught me that. When Jose got something without working for it or buying it with his own money, he would become irritable, demand more, and often ended up selling the items that he got. There’s more to life than “stuff”. Relationships are better than stuff. Jose taught me that too.read more
Throughout her 70 plus years, Ronda has persevered, sometimes in spite of all the support professionals with good intentions. Ronda’s story is similar to that of many senior adults labeled with intellectual and developmental disability; however, her drive to be independent, along with the evolution of positive behavior support, self-determination, and person-centered…read more