• Founding Board members (from left to right): Charlotte Disalvo, Rae O'Keefe, Wendy Weeks, Brenda Jagdis, Bev Kissinger.


Community Options was formed by a group of committed parents and supportive professionals in 1988. While the organization has grown since its inception, we strive to maintain the original vision of creating an inclusive community.



  • believe that every person is entitled to be fully involved in his or her community
  • believe that each person has the right and is best able to decide what specific resources he or she requires and how those requirements are met
  • believe in the importance of families
  • are guided by each person’s abilities and dreams
  • acknowledge and respect each person’s right to dignity and choice
  • believe that sharing activities and information brings people together