Welcome to INALLIANCE
INALLIANCE is a nonprofit organization that supports the belief that people with developmental disabilities have an absolute right and responsibility to participate fully and equally in society and to maximize their own quality of life. We are committed to providing services that contribute to the independence of adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury.
This year, INALLIANCE is celebrating 60 years of service in the greater Sacramento region. Since 1952 we have served thousands of families living with developmental disabilities. We will continue to promote our mission of building a more livable workable world. Services focus on job placement, employment training and the facilitation of supports necessary for integrated employment and community living. For information about INALLIANCE services and events, please call (916) 381-1300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the Director
In 1990, after almost forty years of providing segregated employment services, INALLIANCE turned itself 180 degrees towards a new vision of integrated services in the community. What participants had told us—that they wanted to be included in their community as respected adults who worked for a living; and what we knew—that adults with developmental disabilities can meet the expectations of the adult world—led us to reposition ourselves from gathering people away from communities and their expectations, to placing and supporting people in the right work place.
In 2012, over twenty years later, we have that vision in mind for everyone we serve. It has not always been easy, our initial program changes were met with skepticism and concern. Fortunately, the world has grown up around us and the direction of services is now modeled after what we do.
The services we provide today seek to exclude no one from the opportunity to work and live among their neighbors and friends. We have had to become better teachers and technicians, understanding syndromes, medicine, psychology, teaching techniques, learning styles, and programming of assistive devices. We hire curious and creative people who want to do a better job of serving people, and managers who understand servant leadership.
The state budget cuts of late have put a damper on our ability to pay our staff what they deserve, maintain our facilities as we would like, and develop new services from what we’ve learned. But the budget crisis has not dampened our mission or vision—we are a dedicated group, not easily shaken. As we move forward into our sixtieth year of service, we will continue to adapt, grow, and fulfill our promise to the community by maximizing the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.