About Pride Developmental Services

Mission

The mission of Pride Developmental Services, Inc. is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to achieve their highest levels of personal and economic independence and equality.

Vision

Pride Developmental Services, Inc. envisions a world where all individuals with disabilities and other barriers will have the opportunity to participate in a full range of life's experiences, including competitive employment. In support of this vision, we will maintain leadership in creating and providing quality education, training, and employment services to empower individuals to be productive and independent, based on their abilities and interests.

Values

History of Agency

In 2004, Lee Qualls a long time advocate of individuals with disabilities founded Pride Developmental Services, Inc. in Nashville Tennessee to assist individuals with disabilities and other barriers to have the opportunity to participate in a full range of life's experiences, including competitive employment. Today, the founding principal of Pride's existence is being fully realized.

Through an aggressive and entrepreneurial evolution over the past couple of years since Pride's inception and a shared commitment by employees, Pride Developmental Services, Inc. is beginning to blossom into an agency that is not only being recognized for it's commitment to individuals with disabilities, but also to the community and to the employees of the agency who share the mission, vision, and values of the agency as a whole.

As a testament to Pride's strength, leadership and commitment to quality programs and services, Pride now serves individuals with disabilities throughout Middle and East Tennessee serving over one hundred individuals annually. Pride Developmental Services, Inc. continues to be recognized as the leading agency in Middle Tennessee in developing quality job opportunities for individuals with disabilities and the leader in East Tennessee in providing quality in home personal assistance services to individuals with severe disabilities. As Pride continues to grow in future years, our commitment to providing the highest of quality programs and services to individuals with disabilities throughout Tennessee will only continue to be enhanced and strengthen by its mission, vision and values and, by the outstanding commitment and dedication of its staff and Board of Directors.

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