What is important in the disability experience is knowing that you are not alone. There are thousands of persons with disabilities thinking similar thoughts and having similar experiences. HAV-IT Services offers resources for persons with disabilities and advocates consumer-driven policies for self-determination, self-respect and dignity. Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect. Independent Living means that individuals with developmental disabilities want the same choices and control in their every-day lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted.
They 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 start families of our own.
Since we assist these individuals and realize they are the best experts on expressing what their needs are, we assist them to show the solutions they want, so these individuals are in charge of their own lives, think and speak for themselves - just as everybody else. To this end we advocate that we must support and learn from each other, organize and work for changes that lead to the legal protection of these individual human and civil rights.
As a private, not-for-profit agency providing support services to people with developmental disabilities HAV-IT Services is required to be licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Such license authorizes HAV-IT to provide a variety of services as described on each page category on the left. HAV-IT Services is a 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt agency eligible for charitable donations.