Our Mission

Access Alaska encourages and promotes the total integration of people who experience a disability and elder Alaskans to live independently in the community of their choice.

 

 

Our Vision

Alaska is a place where every elder and person with a disability is empowered to advocate for full integration in their community of choice as an active, engaged, and valued member.

 

 

Our Values

Advocacy, Integrity, Empowerment, Excellence, Dignity, Choice, Community-based, Consumer Control

 

 
Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves, do not need anybody or like to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors, work in jobs that are in line with our education and interests, and raise families of our own. We are profoundly ordinary people sharing the same need to feel included, recognized and loved.
— Dr. Adolf Ratzka