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Organization - Apple Patch

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Apple Patch
Last updated on February 10, 2014


Mission Statement
Apple Patch seeks to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an array of support services that assists each person in achieving their highest potential and lead independent and productive lives.

Vision Statement
The vision of Apple Patch is to continue to advance the ideal that all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities be allowed the opportunity to personally succeed through the utilization of cutting edge support services that exceed industry standards.

Apple Patch is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a life of independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We believe that many individuals are capable of independent living, yet have never been given an opportunity to reach their highest potential in an environment where their skills are strengthened through “real life” experiences in the community.
We know that positive, affirming life experiences are the foundation to leading an independent and productive life. To help individuals accomplish this, we will ensure that each person we serve is provided the opportunity to live as independently as possible in an integrated setting . . . and given the support to make choices among residential options, employment opportunities, social and recreational activities, and skills training to achieve the goals to which they aspire.

In 1988, a group of parents dreamed of a place where their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) could live and work independently in a safe, loving environment. In response to the ever-increasing demand for quality residential options, these parents created Apple Patch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accomplishing this dream.

Originally, Apple Patch had plans to develop an exclusive community that would provide residential options to individuals with IDD only, but plans for this development halted in response to the dynamic changes in the delivery of services for these individuals. After much research, it was discovered that an inclusive living arrangement in the general community is considered best practices in the field of IDD. In response to this shift, the Apple Patch Board of Directors approved a new, exciting direction for the organization.
This new expanded vision has guided the journey from an exclusive closed campus to an inclusive setting that invites persons with and without IDD to live in the same neighborhood. This new plan is designed to be highly responsive to families and their adult child who have waited many years for quality residential options and community supports.
This 47-acre neighborhood, named The Parks at Apple Patch, will be divided into tracts for multiple uses: single family homes, patio homes, recreational park areas, a Chapel, and commercial development. All housing units will be made available to individuals served by Apple Patch and the general public.

This concept is not only unique to Kentucky, but on the leading edge of new methods of supports for individuals with IDD in the nation.

Contact people:

 Christine Vaughan, Annual Giving Manager, (phone), (email)
Christine Vaughan, (phone), (email)

Office fax number: (502) 657-0107


 7408 Highway 329
Crestwood, KY 40014
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Web Site: http://www.applepatch.org
Last updated on February 10, 2014

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