At Bethesda, we are proud to be a change agent in implementing forward-thinking solutions that improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have long been a beacon of hope and support for the many people we support—and to ensure our longevity far into the future, we must always be adaptable to a changing environment.
That’s why our broad spectrum of services continually evolves to reflect the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and their caregivers. We ask each person we support about their goals, and together we make a plan to get them there.
While we offer guidance and support, the people we support make the decisions and take the actions needed to reach their goals. It’s all about independence and self-advocacy.
Everything we do at Bethesda comes down to quality—doing the best for the people we support. To uphold our commitment to quality, we use Person-Centered Planning principles, as well as frequent surveys of the people we support, their parents and guardians. We constantly develop new supports and practices to further improve quality based on this feedback.