PARKLAND SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION (A DIVISION OF PCLASS)
Parkland School Special Education exists to improve the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities through individual choice, dignity and rights.
In support of our mission statement, the following values serve as a philosophical reference to guide us in the development and delivery of supports and services:
• Citizenship – which is based on the principles of individual value and worth, individual rights and freedoms, and equality which recognizes the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of individuals;
• Choice – which empowers individuals to make real choices about real options in life, including where they live and what they will do;
• Support – which implies that every individual, regardless of their disability, is entitled to receive those technical, personal and financial supports which are necessary to live as independently as possible within the community; and
• Equality of Opportunity – which ensures that individuals with developmental disabilities have, wherever possible, equal access to those aspects of life which are often taken for granted including employment, their own homes, social interaction and friendship, and access to generic community services.