There’s a good chance that you haven’t heard of InVision Human Services before. How about SharpVisions? That probably rang a bell. On November 4, 2010, SharpVisions formally became InVision Human Services. However, the mission of SharpVisions is still there – to help people with challenging disabilities. You’re not going to find cookie-cutter approaches here, though. The organization believes that everyone, even the disabled, have their own dreams and goals. This is why they set up specialized blueprints to help them succeed. Read on to know more about this organization.
- What is your organization's name?
InVision Human Services
- What is your name and what is your affiliation with the organization?
Ruth Siegfried - Founder and President/CEO
- Please tell us little bit about you.
Co-Founder and VP - The Provider Alliance; Co-Founder and TPA representative to board of
The Purchasing Edge; Co-Founder, Network for Quality MR services in Pennsylvannia;
Vice Chair, PA service Network for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.
- How / why did your organization start? (Background, History)
InVision, formerly known as SharpVisions, was created to support people whose disabilities
and life circumstances combined to make it nearly impossible to be served by traditional
approaches and methods. She approached the endeavor with a passion for positive approaches
to supporting people who experience such challenges: assessment, environment,
communications and commitment. InVision Human Services was created in response to a need
for nontraditional approaches to serving people who are particularly difficult to serve. As we
have grown, it has become evident that our approach to customizing supports for people is a
dream for many folks. We support more than 500 throughout Pennsylvania.
- What is your organization's objective? (What does it do?)
We customize supports for people with challenging disabilities, starting with a person's vision
of the life he or she would like to build. Our team of dedicated experts use the plan and works
with the person to construct tailored supports that make the initial vision a reality. We
measure our success by the person's feedback.
- How long has the organization been around?
- What kind of events / activities does your organization do?
InVision supports a Therapeutic Activities camp designed specifically to meet the needs of
children and adolescents with the most challenging behaviors and other needs. For campers
between the age of 3 and 20 at 3 locations.
- How can people get in touch with your organization ? (website, email, telephone
-Any messages to Greater Pittsburgh?
Innovative approach. Shared vision. Our unending dedication to this industry allows us to
create individualized solutions for people facing the most challenging combinations of
disabilities: self-determination, Positive Approaches, person-centered approaches, everyday
lives, non-restrictive procedures, Recovery-Oriented Model. Who do you know that we need to
be supporting today?