Choosing excellence requires an organization to commit to constantly being in motion. We have committed ourselves to change, to reinvent and recreate all we do to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. In doing so, it enables our students and clients to achieve their goals and reach their place in our society. When an organization commits itself to using evidence based and research practices to ensure student and client success, it forces that organization to be ever in motion, always changing and focused on innovation and improvement. Using information from research journals, NTACT (National Technical Assistance Center on Transition) and other resources enables us to train our staff and implement services using the proven models of instruction and programming.
In 2005 when CEO was founded, we knew we had the capacity to become a force in the field based upon our focus on transition and the years of experience in the field of employment for people with disabilities. Making that happen requires the efforts of many and a touch of luck. As Branch Rickey, the General Manager of the old Brooklyn Dodgers, once said, “luck is the residue of design”. CEO designs its services and models based upon our client districts, their students, and our adult’s needs with the final outcome being their career and employment goals are met. We create solutions and innovation by bringing a collaborative effort to our client districts and our ACCES-VR services. We are absolute in the belief that cooperation is the key to transforming problems into solutions.
In the early 1980s, I studied the work of John Forbes Nash (later of “A Beautiful Mind” fame) and discovered the Nash Equilibrium. Within the theory was the concept that when parties make the best decision based upon the best results of all the participants, the result is greater success for each participant in contrast to a competitive or conflict laden approach
We resolved that “Innovation through Collaboration and Cooperation” would be our goal to better serve our client districts, individuals, and their families. Since our founding until today, we maintain that vision in all of our services.