over 10 years, Networks has been designing and delivering relevant,
practical, and innovative training, technical assistance, and
service demonstration to help people with disabilities to have
more fulfilling inclusive lives. Most know us for providing "learning
events" where all involved acquire as much knowledge and
insight from each other and through self-reflection as they do
from the instructor. Or maybe it's the supportive mentoring (Technical
Assistance) given to individuals, teams, and groups to help figure
out an issue together. However "delivered" over the
years, we have helped thousands take in new ideas and strategies
and then stretch their wings, take a risk, and try them out in
their organizations, homes, community places, and governmental
agencies to help people they know and care about have a better
is also known for "practicing what we preach", i.e.
putting our own notions about how inclusion might work to the
test within our own organization and in all our varied projects.
We have committed ourselves to then openly share our very real
experiences in future training and technical assistance to add
that needed "real world" element to all our activities.
these 10 years we have, to a large degree, seen the vision of
Networks come alive in the many people we have worked with directly
and indirectly as friends and colleagues. We have learned that
an organization dedicated to promoting inclusive communities through
quality training, technical assistance, and demonstration can
make a difference: in the lives of people with disabilities, their
families and friends; and in the way in which organizations and
communities think about, support, and embrace all their members.
year we moved our main office and are now located in Valley Forge,
PA. While our well-known and respected training series will still
be offered at our same Philadelphia location and other contracted
locations, we eagerly are looking to the opportunities and relationships
our new location provides us.