The philosophy of New Beginnings Inc. in providing services to those in need is the basic understanding that all people, regardless of circumstances, inherent worth and the right to be treated with dignity and respect. New Beginnings believes that people with developmental disabilities should be encouraged to exercise and enjoy the rights guaranteed to them as citizens. This underlying philosophy is made clearer by the following:

• ALL PEOPLE HAVE GIFTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO MAKE TO THEIR COMMUNITY

• ALL PEOPLE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY LIFE WITH FELLOW CITIZENS AND DEVELOP A SENSE OF BELONGING TO THEIR COMMUNITY

• ALL PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE THE FRIENDS AND RELATIONSHIPS OF THEIR CHOICE

• ALL PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES BE SUPPORTED IN ADVOCATING FOR THEMSELVES AND IN MAKING RESPONSIBLE, REASONABLE DECISIONS IN REGARD TO THEIR LIVES