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ECAC Cultural Values Statement

Exceptional Children's Assistance Center. Empowering Families. Improving Lives.

At ECAC, our work is guided and informed by our core values and principles that are the foundation of our workplace. We are a culturally diverse organization that works to make everyone feel valued and accepted. We maintain an open-minded approach when assisting families and working with the community and each other to establish trust. 

ECAC commits to providing ongoing professional development around cultural competency and equity to improve outcomes for families, youth, and communities.

ECAC’s Core Values on Equity and Diversity


We provide support, resources, and tools to families, youth, the community, and each other to build competence to achieve goals and the confidence to encourage others to do the same.


We welcome and celebrate equity and diversity by encouraging cultural awareness and competency.  We foster an environment that is continually adapting and embracing change. We champion a society where all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.


We practice active listening and seek understanding to offer individualized assistance, options, and resources to achieve desirable outcomes for families, youth, the community, and each other.


We encourage partnerships with the inclusion of diverse families with lived experiences at the local, state, and national levels. We foster open communication, embrace differences, and create trusting relationships that achieve positive outcomes for families, youth, the community, and each other.


We identify, create, and offer culturally relevant information and quality resources that build knowledge and skills for families, youth, the community, and each other.