What We Believe

OUR MISSION

Pathlight partners with people with disabilities to create opportunities and build relationships throughout their lives.

We want to live in a world where people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and autism are recognized for their full human potential; where they are empowered to build an engaged and connected life, made up of the people and activities that they choose and that are meaningful to them.

We achieve this vision through a shared commitment to a well-trained and supported workforce and by focusing on the wishes and dreams of the people we serve.

We offer a broad range of services tailored to people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, and their families. These include (but are not limited to) residential programs, performing arts, sex and relationship education, recreation and enrichment activities, behavioral supports and medical care. We also provide support and resources for families so that they can be the best advocates for their family members.

OUR GUIDING VALUES

Empowerment /

We support people to achieve their goals.

We are not daunted by perceived limitations; we see potential in all people. We support personal choice over decisions that affect a person's life. We invest in ideas, learning, and growth.

Inclusion /

We are better together.

We seek out and listen to all voices. We invite people into the conversation. We amplify the voices of people with disabilities to ensure their inclusion in the community.

Respect /

We value each other.

We recognize the inherent dignity in all people. We accept, promote and embrace differences. We listen to learn and understand.

Creativity /

We look at the world differently.

New ideas are all around us. We take our purpose seriously, but not our egos. We use our imaginations to drive innovation.

Resiliency /

We persevere.

We all face obstacles in our work and our lives. We prepare people to be flexible and responsive to meet those challenges. We approach change with curiosity and intention.

Integrity /

We keep our promises.

We honor our commitments. We act in accordance with our values, even when it is difficult.

Strategic Plan 2020-2023

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

  • Commit to strategic growth and innovation to further Pathlight's mission and diversify funding
  • Develop progressive and innovative ideas to provide the highest quality services to people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and autism
  • Be the premier employer within the intellectual disability, developmental disability, and autism community in Western Massachusetts
  • Engage in data-driven decision making and performance improvements
  • Maintain financial sustainability in a rapidly evolving environment to meet strategic goals