Mission and History
Our Mission Statement
- To provide, promote and coordinate community services in Aiken County for individuals with autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and intellectual disabilities
- To maximize independence, safeguard and support human rights and dignity, and achieve community inclusion
- To provide education and resources to the public to help in the understanding and prevention of autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and intellectual disabilities.
Tri-Development Center of Aiken County, Inc. and the Aiken County Board of Disabilities are in compliance with civil rights legislation and provide services with no regard to race, creed, religion, color, age, sex, handicapping condition, or national origin.
We Need Your Help To Accomplish Our Mission!
As a community-based organization, we need your assistance to successfully serve our area’s children and adults with autism, head and spinal cord injuries, intellectual disabilities and related disabilities as well as their families. There are countless ways for you to provide meaningful contributions to their lives. Vocational, social, recreational, and religious opportunities are needed. The social isolation experienced by many people with disabilities can only be addressed through the help of friends like you. Please consider joining the circle of support for our area’s citizens with disabilities.
We make sure that individuals’ strengths and abilities are recognized. People with disabilities are vital and integral members of our society. They are supported as members of the community, rather than clients of programs or consumers of services. Opportunities to grow and achieve are offered in natural settings on a systematic and timely basis. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Responsibility is taught, shared, and expected. Physical and psychological needs are met. Communities and citizens see themselves as competent and are willing to become involved in the lives of people with disabilities. Our vision is that the citizens and communities will realize that they have the capacity to befriend, care about, work alongside, and learn with and from people with disabilities.
History of our Agency
Tri-Development Center of Aiken County, Inc. is recognized across the state as being a leader in the provision of services and support to our fellow citizens with disabilities. Our strong advocacy has resulted in more resources and opportunities being made available to people with disabilities in our area than can be found in many other areas of the state.
At the same time, we are equally committed to the prevention of disabilities whenever possible. A concerned community, excellent staff, and a determined clientele have brought us to where we are today. The continued efforts of these groups are certain to open even more doors and result in increased opportunities in the future.