Our Vision
A world in which everyone’s unique experiences, gifts and abilities are respected and valued.
Celebrating Unique Abilities
Getting to the heart of each person’s special qualities is the key to a good life.
Honoring Choice
Everyone deserves the right to choose their own path.
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We help you support others on their journey.

We advocate for the rights of all people to have a voice in planning their own lives. We do this by educating and coaching professionals and family members who provide support to people with disabilities at home, at work, and in the community. We teach practical skills to help support people with the dignity and respect they deserve so they can have positive control over their own  lives and reach their full potential as valued members of the community.

Through our programs and services we share the knowledge, experiences, tools and theory necessary to support people with disabilities in overcoming challenges and improving quality of life.

Public Training

Statewide Public Schedule
Over 30 course titles

Mentoring

Individualized one-to-one support for Behavior Consultants

Person Centered Planning

Essential Lifestyle Plans
PATHS | Maps

Train-the-Trainer

Become a Person Centered Thinking Trainer!

Private Team Training

On-Site Group Training
Customized Content

Online Learning

On demand training in partnership with Relias Learning

Strategic Planning

Graphic Recording
Strategic Planning
Visioning | PATHS

Special Projects

Curriculum Development
Train-the-Trainer
Customized Services

We are experts at putting people first.

Person Centered Practices

Person Centered Practices

A framework to assist people receiving support to be at the center of decision making and have positive control over their own life.

Positive Behavior Support

Positive Behavior Support

Understanding and addressing challenging behaviors to improve positive outcomes and increase community participation.

Supported Employment

Supported Employment

Understanding the varied approaches, jobs, and methods to employment and employment services as the key to integrated employment success for people with disabilities.

Life Course

LifeCourse

A new framework for people to develop a vision for a good life and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.

VISION

Our vision is a world in which everyone’s unique experiences, gifts and abilities are recognized and valued.

MISSION

Our mission is to influence positive change and promote equity for all through collaboration, innovative learning opportunities, and approaches that support people to direct their own lives.

VALUES

COLLABORATION

We bring people together to share their unique experiences and contributions, build consensus and find solutions that positively impact lives and communities.

EDUCATION

We promote personal, professional and organizational growth by nurturing lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge and skills.

EMPOWERMENT

We use and cultivate person-centered approaches that strengthen people’s ability to direct their own lives.

WE BELIEVE

  • Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Every person has the right to define their own vision of a good life.
  • Every person that wants to work has the right to seek meaningful gainful employment.
  • All of society benefits when every person is afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential and live as valued members of the community.

Good job

OTAC provides great training for our company. We are impressed with the trainers and their level of professionalism. Good job!

Increased Confidence

Because of the mentorship program I feel confident in the plans that I write knowing that not only will they be useful tools to help support people on their journey … Continue reading “Increased Confidence”

Thoroughly Recommended

I completed the OTAC Positive Behavior Support Mentorship Program in September 2013. I learned a great deal from the entire process. I worked with a young woman who had recently transitioned to … Continue reading “Thoroughly Recommended”

Exceeded Expectations

The course was both informational and insightful to anyone who has a passion for creating connections through integrated community employment. I will personally be seeking out future training options offered … Continue reading “Exceeded Expectations”

Feeling More Confident

Thank you so much! I appreciate all the time and effort you put into my mentorship. I learned a lot from you and from the process. After completing this process, … Continue reading “Feeling More Confident”

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We offer multiple opportunities to attend live classes each month, and easy online registration. Check back often for updated schedules!

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