CSS Empowering People with Disabilities
At Consumer Support Services, Inc. we believe in providing supports for all individuals with developmental and other disabilities to maximize their ability to exercise their choices and preferences. CSS is committed to helping each individual achieve as much independence as possible. The focus of CSS is to protect the individualrsquos rights, independence, and safety which facilitates the increase of skills, competencies, and opportunities to make choices. These core values enable the individual to maintain and strengthen valued family and other personal relationships.
Helping People Reach Their Full Potential
As a parent, guardian or caretaker, you have a dream for your loved onesndashthat they lead full and successful lives. When a loved one has developmental disabilities, you might think your dream needs to change to a simple wish for the person to be healthy and safe.
At CSS, we believe that people with developmental disabilities should have the same opportunity as anyone else to maximize the potential of their lives. We work hard every day to help empower them to make their own decisions, integrate into their communities and reach their full potential.
Itrsquos Personal for Our Family
Our company has been rooted in this philosophy since its founding in 1993. Thatrsquos because Dan Swickard is more than the president and co-founder of our company. Dan is a former special education teacherndashand the brother of Donna, who had Down syndrome.
CSS is the direct result of Danrsquos personal commitment to find the best living situation and support services for his sister. Dan couldnrsquot find a caring and professional environment he trusted for Donna. Thatrsquos when he decided to create an organization dedicated to empowering people with developmental disabilities.
Donna passed away in 2010, but her memory lives in the passion of our organization. Danrsquos family, including his son, Chris, who currently serves as President, shares this devotion. This passion also drives co-founder, Randy Nipps, and is lived everyday by the entire staff of CSS.