Core Services Of Northeast Tennessee Essay

1717 Words Dec 10th, 2016 7 Pages
Core Services of Northeast Tennessee serve to create a more inclusive community for their clients, individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. The passionate staff create a safe environment for their clients to come and learn, be included in the community, and learn to be empowered individuals. The mission of the Core Services is as follows: We are committed to empowering people with intellectual disabilities to live a shared vision of a valued life in connection with family, friends, and community life. To reach this mission, the Core Services assist their clients by providing medical support, by protecting the rights of their clients, and creating a more inclusive community one day at a time. The Core Services provides medical support and personal assistance support to their clients. The personal assistants that I met provided all the everyday needs to the Core’s clients such as, bathing and hygiene, meal preparation and feeding, and any other service that affects the health and safety of each client. Each assistant showed me how capable their clients are of being responsible for their actions and an active member in their community. This also allowed me to see how spirited the assistants were about enabling their client and how passionate each client was about being an individual (and treated like one). I used to be a peer tutor in the special education building at my high school. We would help the students learn and perform basic daily routines.…

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