Our Mission & Core Values
Inland Regional Center was built on the foundation of three core values – independence, inclusion, and empowerment. In following these core values, we hope to help provide each individual with a service system that helps identify and eliminate barriers for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families so they can closely live a typical lifestyle.
Today, 40 years later, we continue to stand by the promise to work on a personal, one-on-one basis with people with developmental disabilities to make their lives better as they define it.
As the needs of our consumers change throughout the years, Inland Regional Center continues to initiate new programs, make technical changes, implement legislative changes made to the Lanterman Act, and evaluate our services to identify how we can better serve our constituents. As such, we commit to the following mission statement and core values:
“As an agency among agencies, Inland Regional Center coordinates with generic services to normalize the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families by working to include them in the everyday routines and life rhythms of the community and by facilitating needed supports for them.”
Independence: Each individual or his/her family is recognized as the primary decision maker and creator of their desired lifestyle. Inland Regional Center provides services and supports that lead to greater independence by offering the tools necessary to live and work in the community.
Inclusion: Inland Regional Center staff is dedicated to striving for all services and supports that increase our consumer’s acceptance into community based lifestyle. For the past 40 years, we have been committed to individuals taking their rightful place as neighbors, co-workers, friends, and community members.
Empowerment: Inland Regional Center supports and encourages individuals and their families to be the primary decision makers in their lives. Each individual has power and our trained staff works to tap into each individual’s strengths, abilities and knowledge to increase that personal power to lead a self designed lifestyle.