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ADAPT receives CQL Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation with Distinction.

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ADAPT Community Network has received a Person-Centered Excellence accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership, with distinction. This internationally recognized designation validates that we are committed to person-centered practices that promote the attainment of individual-defined outcomes by people with disabilities. It is awarded to agencies that meet CQL’s rigorous standards; deeply integrates CQL tools and approaches, and establish a quality management system to drive data-based decision-making.

“This is the highest level of CQL Accreditation that human service organizations can achieve and given the incredible challenges faced during recent years, ADAPT staff and those people receiving services should be so proud to know that ADAPT is 1 of 11 organizations across the United States that currently holds the distinction accreditation. We are in fact, in the elite 1% of organizations accredited by CQL! That’s an amazing accomplishment for ADAPT,” says Daniel Harrison, Director of Program Development.

Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation is a four-year accreditation term for human service providers that transform person-centered philosophies into everyday practices and utilize data to assess the effectiveness of the supports that people receive. It encompasses the validation of a Basic Assurances® Self-Assessment, implementation of the Personal Outcome Measures®, alignment with Shared Values, along with various planning meetings, review visits, focus groups, and consultation with CQL staff members. The accreditation visit culminates in a stakeholder event that can include agency leadership, people supported, families, employees, community members, and more, who collaborate on a What Really Matters plan for developing and tracking organizational goals.

“Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation is not easy to achieve and ADAPT Community Network should take great pride in this notable accomplishment” said Mary Kay Rizzolo, President and Chief Executive Officer of CQL. “They’re focused on what really matters to the people they support and are successfully designing their services so that people can realize their goals and dreams.”



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