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Mission Statement

New Directions believes that people who have disabilities deserve the same opportunities in life that others expect and enjoy. These profoundly enriching travel programs expand the self-esteem of every traveler. Whole new worlds of understanding are opened for both participants and the general population. Through these unique programs, people with disabilities are increasingly understood, appreciated and accepted as important and contributing members of our world.

New Directions believes that people with disabilities deserve the same opportunities in life that most of us take for granted. We provide an atmosphere in which people with disabilities are accepted and treated as individuals, exploring new worlds in an environment of love and respect. All our travel programs are specifically designed to give our participants the opportunity to enjoy both the simple pleasures of everyday life and the special joys of new experiences. Learning, forming new friendships, discovering hidden talents and achieving personal breakthroughs are just part of what a New Directions tour is all about.

We strive to offer each person the maximum opportunity for choice, independence, socialization and the application of practical living skills. Of course, we don't forget to add a solid dose of just plain old fun.

New Directions has an Integrated Work Program, helping people with disabilities acquire paid employment and the necessary skills to be competent in the work force. Currently, there are four part-time employees adding hours of valuable skills to this vital organization. This program exists to encourage people with disabilities to reach their full potential and to be contributing members of an integrated work environment.

As a non profit organization, we depend on the community and like minded individuals to help us achieve these goals. New Directions would be delighted to count you as a supporter. If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to call or write. We look forward to hearing from you.

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New Directions Travel for people with developmental disabilities, inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing local, national, and international travel vacations and holiday programs for teenagers, adults and seniors who have brain impairments such as mild to moderate developmental disabilities, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and autism. Since 1985, we have taken over 12,000 people with special needs on tours all over the world.
- These profoundly enriching educational travel opportunities expand experiential learning and dramatically enhance the self-esteem of every traveler. Our programs open whole new worlds of understanding for both the participants and the general population.
-Through these programs, people with disabilities are increasingly understood, appreciated and accepted as important and contributing members of our world.

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