Vision and Mission
Wayfinders mission is to provide person centered supports and services which advance self-determination, quality of life and life-long learning for students with intellectual disabilities.
Wayfinders students achieve their potential through campus inclusion experiences, independent living arrangements and vocational placements, both on and off campus.
Our vision is that students who complete Wayfinders will have productive and fulfilling lives in the settings of their choosing.
At Wayfinders we adhere closely to the Person Centered Planning model. Person-centered planning attempts to identify and highlight the unique talents, gifts and capabilities inherent in everyone. The planning focuses on the individual and his/her strengths, preferences, interests and needs (SPINs). It involves a whole team of family members, friends, professionals and the student. The team members are chosen by the student to help identify skills and abilities which can help achieve goals of competitive employment, independent living, continuing education and full inclusion in the community. The team then identifies where the student may need assistance and support and how to meet those needs.