What We Do


We help adults who experience intellectual disabilities and those on the autism spectrum achieve independence by providing them opportunities for lifelong learning.

We believe that all humans are equal, with the right to independence, self-determination, advocacy, and the right to be afforded dignity and respect regardless of physical or intellectual disability.

Meet The Branches Leadership Team

What We Stand For


We’re educators and we’re cheerleaders. We’re smart, creative and confident – in both our team and our client’s abilities to be greater than average. We smile a lot and say “Sure!” and “Why not?” as we skew away from childish and toward cool, fun and fresh.

We believe in smart conversation spoken in plain language, with room for everyone’s perspectives. At the end of the day, it’s our unwavering belief in strength, ability and sense of self that makes us truly different from traditional adult services – something we’re confident you’ll realize the first time you walk through our front door.

Branches Of Life works to deliver intentional, person-centered services to people with intellectual disabilities and autism to aide in the pursuit of meaningful and purposeful life experiences. We educate and support the individual, their caregivers, their families and the community to eliminate disability-based discrimination.

Our hope is to work from inside the current system to improve industry standards through the demonstration of intelligent kindness and highly skilled services that result in high levels of satisfaction for teams that we work for.

Our Guiding Principles

All people are equal & will be treated with dignity & respect. Choices will be provided and honored. Every person is a contributing member of Branches of Life and has a voice.

Making decisions & managing personal funds is a human right. Supported decision-making will be practiced to help our clients achieve their personal goals.

Variety is the spice of life. All individuals deserve to participate in new social and cultural experiences in order to expand their world-view.

People have the right to freedom from discrimination. We will model our beliefs through education, community experiences and opportunities for modeling and socializing with the world around us.

All people have the ability to be employed.

All people can participate fully in their community. We will give back to our community through volunteering and other social pursuits.

We will help build full & rich lives. We respect the right to privacy; believe in access to good food, entertainment, opportunities for learning and the development of meaningful personal relationships.

Our services are research based. Strategies, research, assessment and best practices will be continuously investigated and implemented to ensure that we are providing the best services to our clientele.

All people can learn. Even the gain of one part of one skill is a step toward independence.

The fastest way is not always the best way.   Everything that we do is meaningful and has a purpose. We will always take the opportunity to allow a person to learn rather than doing it for them to save time.

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