1. The "client" is the child and all its advocates, therefore services should include not preclude the parents, teachers, paraprofessionals involved.

 

2. The individuality, autonomy and dignity of every individual is respected.

3. Children with disabilities have the right and inherent ability to develop to reach their full potential and abilities in all walks of life.

4. The child within the diagnosis is the focus of intervention planning, not treatment of the symptoms of the prevailing diagnosis.

5. Education is valued for empowering and enabling strong, capable and informed advocates for the child.

6. All clients have the right to services regardless of sociocultural class, religion or race.

7. A multidisciplinary approach is encouraged thus cooperation and sharing amongst paraprofessionals is valued.