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Exceptional Humans

Exceptional Humans


Human ServicesBoard of DirectorsMentorship ProgramsMutual/Membership BenefitNonprofit Member

About Us

Exceptional Humans empowers humans with developmental disabilities to live self-determined lives through education, involvement, and networking with members of their local communities.


-Person first-
Humans with diverse abilities are at the heart of everything we do. This person-first ethic is embodied in the way we express ourselves, and in the way we connect with our communities.

-Maximize Opportunities -
Productive and fulfilling lives for humans is achieved by creating opportunities and supporting people in ways that allow access to the supports and services they want and need.

-Promote & Recognize Excellence -
Quality and excellence are highly valued aspects of our programs.
We value all staff and strive to provide ongoing professional development that fosters excellence for optimum
Scholar and community outcomes.

-Nurture Partnerships & Collaborations –
Meaningful engagement by people with diverse abilitites strengthens our communities. Our staff facilitate community relationships through supporting Scholars to live self-determined lives.

-Require Accountability & Responsibility-
Our staff is held to a high degree of accountability. We strive to earn and keep the individual trust of humans with diverse abilities and their families, as well as the public trust. Creating a system of supports that honors the individual’s right to be responsible for their own life and accountable for their own decisions is of paramount importance.

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Service Learning at Happy Bottoms


Instructional Technology Coordinator
Category: Social Services
TEC & Technology Coordinator 2024 The TEC & Technology Coordinator provides daily support to small groups of persons served, as well as one to one support to engage, learn, and develop specific skills identified during annual plan meetings in relation to the TEC program and technology supports and skills. The TEC & Technology Coordinator promotes lifelong learning, creates engaging activities more
Contact: Kelly Cogan
Phone:(816) 807-0756

Rep/Contact Info

Maggie Chandler
Director of Development
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Dr. Kelly Cogan
Executive Director