“I just want the same things everyone else wants.” This is the reality for individuals living with disabilities who want to experience great relationships and meaningful work, the chance to do things independently, and to be seen and heard. For people with disabilities, achieving these things happens only with additional supports, and PAI offers quality of life, quality of work, and quality of community in the Places where Abilities Intersect. We are real people offering real relationships as well as personal care, mobility, and ambition – all given with dignity, care, and joy.
How We Do It
Connection is a cornerstone of all we do. For our people living with disabilities, our teams that support them, and the communities we serve, connection is woven into every endeavor and excursion. From day programming and skill-building, to education, employment, and work opportunities, our goal is to help create spaces where individuals experience meaningful relationships with joy, dignity, and respect. PAI takes a community-based approach and works with local partners and leaders to develop activities that excite new creativity and learning to celebrate and advance participants’ life goals and accomplishments.
Why We Need Community & Individual Support
Open to exploring and responsive to change, at PAI we take a forward-thinking approach to everything we do. We work hard to anticipate the future and what the individuals we serve will need tomorrow while being the extra support they need today. We’re invested in the professional development of our staff, the curriculum we use together, and creating environments that enriches the lives of those we serve.
While our major revenue source - Home & Community-Based Services Medicaid Waivers - supports the minimum of general operations for core programs, these funds are not adequate for quality programming and extra supports that truly help people design lives they love. With generous contributions to our Annual Fund by individuals and businesses, PAI has significantly enhanced activities, outings, education, physical environments, and community connectedness to provide unique opportunities for inclusion and integration.