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For more than 50 years, the American Network of Community Options and Resources has been a leading advocate for the critical role service providers play in enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). As a national nonprofit trade association, ANCOR represents 1,800+ organizations employing more than a half-million professionals who together serve more than a million individuals with I/DD. Our mission is to advance the ability of our members to support people with I/DD to fully participate in their communities. Together, we:

Shape policy.

We offer leadership and represent the needs and interests of private providers before Congress and federal agencies, continually advocating for the crucial role private providers play in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Share solutions.

We provide organization, professional and leadership development; networking opportunities and services; share innovations and leading practice in service delivery;  and create partnerships and collaborations that support our members in offering quality supports and services.

Strengthen community.

Our goal is to be the indispensable leader, resource and advocate for a diverse private disability services network that ensures full citizenship and engaged community participation for people with disabilities of all ages.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the ability of our members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities.

Our Strategic Priorities

  • Influence responsible federal public policy to protect and promote quality services.

  • Obtain resources to attract, expand and retain a quality workforce.

  • Be an invaluable resource to equip providers and partners in understanding and responding to impacts, opportunities, emerging practices and trends.

  • Shape the future of service delivery models and measures to ensure sustainable services.

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