Let’s Help Others Enjoy Independent Lives

DESI was founded in 2008 to help support families with children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to make our clients independent and become active members of their community. These activities could be tasks such as utilizing public transportation, attending post secondary education, acquiring employment, micro-enterprising, building appropriate social skills, learning about financial budgeting and any other areas in which assistance is desired.

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DESI's 2023 Team Photo at Belvedere Park Lake

The DESI Mission

To teach those with disabilities to live independent lives, so they can be their own person, make their own decisions, and experience the joy of doing so.

“I have met many families that struggle with the same questions, and I am there to help along the way by making sure their loved one's transformation is successful into their community.”
—Elizabeth Jinzo, D.E.S.I. Founder & Executive Director