The James L. Maher Center believes that all adults with developmental disabilities should be recognized as valuable, contributing community members and have the opportunity to live, work and play in integrated community settings. We communicate that adults with developmental disabilities are a resource for our community and our focus is on the substance of their contributions.
Furthermore, we recognize that the alternative to the programs here at The James L. Maher Center for individuals with developmental disabilities is often one of isolation, stagnation and devaluation. Offering individuals the opportunity to build community, experience personal growth and obtain significance is the life-transforming work to which The James L. Maher Center aspires. Our community is changed when all individuals are welcomed. Working to show our community that we are more alike than we are different from individuals with developmental disabilities enriches our community. Our community is transformed when all of us can participate and contribute.
Hello, my name is Carsen Prater. I am a senior at Portsmouth High School and for my Senior Project I am working with the Portsmouth Emergency Relief Agency. I am getting people who qualify as disabled registered in the agencies system so emergency services can be best prepared to aid those residents.
James L. Maher Center
906 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842