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The following four fundamentals form the foundation for all RISE programs and services:


To identify and respond to the unmet needs of persons with disabilities, to work with the government, businesses, and the community through research and demonstration projects to develop and deliver the services and solutions necessary to our community.


To provide relevant information to consumers and the public regarding services, programs, products support, address issues of concern, and to facilitate referrals to additional community programs and agencies where required.


To provide the opportunity for consumers to exchange ideas, experiences and concerns. To promote, through mutual and group support, a comfortable atmosphere to aid in the learning of new skills, and provides a forum for sharing problem-solving techniques.


To provide self-management, skills development, giving individuals the necessary tools to act and speak on their own behalf.

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