We measure quality of life using these eight domains:
- Personal development:
education, personal skills, adaptive behavior
- Interpersonal relations:
social networks, friendships, activities, interactions
- Social inclusion:
community integration and participation, roles, supports
human respect, dignity, equality, legal, access, due process
- Emotional well-being:
safety & security, positive experiences, contentment, stress
- Physical well-being:
health and nutrition status, recreation, leisure
- Material well-being:
financial status, employment status, housing status, possessions
When Anthony Paz had his bike stolen, he was devastated. He lost his mobility in his community and his passion for riding bikes. Case worker Devany Smith (aware of the HopeBIKES program) took Anthony to search for a new bike that had been refurbished by HopeBIKES experts. Jason Danna helped Anthony find his perfect bike: a Schwinn Frontier, blue (his favorite color), with 21 speeds, bottle cage, and kick stand. Devany picked up a new bike lock for Anthony (he already had a helmet) and now he is back in business!
- Lead with initiatives that help develop society’s acceptance of people with disabilities.
- Promote a common understanding that the world is a better place when people with disabilities are fully integrated and accepted in all aspects of our culture.