JCHAI opened its doors in 1987 on a mission to help adults with developmental differences and disabilities live life on their own terms. Today, we fulfill this mission by providing educational, vocational, social, and supported living services to our members. 

Member Focused

We’re proud of our member-centered support model that empowers neurodiverse adults to set a course for their future and define – for themselves – the type of lives they want to live.

Thanks to our members, families, team, and generous supporters, JCHAI’s impact on the community is nothing short of incredible. Together, we’ve helped members live life with intention, purpose, and fulfillment, enhancing their lives and the lives of everyone around them.


Our Mission

JCHAI inspires and empowers individuals with developmental differences or disabilities to imagine and fulfill their life aspirations and be valued contributors in the community.


Core Values

FamilyWe are a warm family where trust is built, worries are alleviated, life’s moments are celebrated, and fun is enjoyed.

Growth mindset: We see limitless potential and embrace possibilities.

Empathy: We share compassion for others through kindness and understanding.

Excellence: We embrace a quality, tailored approach and do what it takes to get the job done.

Integrity: We are open, honest and transparent and have conviction to do things the right way. 

Belonging: We respect differences and ensure every voice is valued and part of the conversation. 

Community: We are an integrated and shared community where everyone contributes and benefits.


Get Involved

We invite you to become a part of the JCHAI community. Together, we’ll redefine what’s possible for individuals with developmental differences or disabilities and empower independence within a community of care.

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