ARRM's Mission Statement and Strategic Plan
ARRM leads the advancement of community-based services that support people
with disabilities in their pursuit of meaningful lives.
ARRM provides leadership to ensure that sufficient resources, market-driven policies and consumer protections are developed to realize the fulfillment of ARRM's vision and mission.
ARRM brings its member together around issues of broad concern.
ARRM gathers and communicates pertinent information to its members.
ARRM offers education and training to its members.
ARRM links its members to sources of technical assistance.
We believe that what is in the best interest of people with disabilities
is in the best interest of the providers who support them. We believe in the ability of people to:
Direct the planning and provision of their own services.
- Pursue meaningful lives deeply imbedded in our communities, rich in relationships
and individually crafted according to each individual's definition of
- Appropriately balance risk-taking with safety and security.
We believe in the provision of services by providers:
- In the private sector.
- In a marketplace open to the entrance of new providers.
- Who work collaboratively within the industry.
- Who are encouraged to be innovative.
We see a future where:
Our members work to see that people with disabilities have the opportunity
to participate in and contribute to their communities so they can enjoy
all the rights of full citizenship.
Our success enriches our communities. When our members are successful,
clients are successful and the entire community is enriched.
Our members and their staff are fairly compensated for the services they
provide to people with disabilities.
Our industry employs highly skilled professional who make a difference.
Our members are regulated only to the extent necessary to protect the
health and safety of people with disabilities.
A free and competitive marketplace drives high quality services.
ARRM will provide the leadership necessary to advance community services
that support people with disabilities.
ARRM will expand its membership to include other providers that serve
people with disabilities.
III. Internal Organizational Development:
ARRM will build the administrative structure to advance our vision.
ARRM will develop effective communication methods to meet members' needs
and advance our vision.
V. Professional Development:
ARRM will create professional development opportunities that promote and
facilitate our mission, values and vision.
VI. Technical Assistance:
ARRM will develop methods to link members with each other and with other
available sources of technical assistance.