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LIFESPAN

1511 Shopton Rd. Suite A
Charlotte, North Carolina - 28217 United States
Phone: 336-852-1495
Website: http://www.lifespanservices.org

LIFESPAN's story begins in 1973 when we started a class for five children with developmental disabilities who were excluded from public school. The class was held in space donated by St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Charlotte, and we adopted the name St. Mark's in honor of the church and its members who helped us.

Our children's program was very successful, and we soon added programs for adults. By 1980, we had outgrown our home in St. Mark's Lutheran Church and moved to a new facility on North Graham Street in Charlotte, which is now home to one of our Circle Schools. And, during the 80s and 90s, we continued to add new services and began reaching out to individuals beyond the Charlotte region.

Although we've been through many changes and experienced phenomenal growth during the past three decades, our mission has remained the same – to develop and operate programs that emphasize inclusion and choice in order to provide education, employment, and enrichment to individuals with developmental disabilities.

In 2000 our name changed to LIFESPAN to better reflect the work we do: offer opportunities through an individual's lifespan.

Today, we serve over 1,200 children and adults in 20 program locations between Haywood and Alamance counties in North Carolina.

Vision:
LIFESPAN empowers lives in innovative ways.

Mission:
LIFESPAN empowers children and adults with disabilities by providing education, employment, and enrichment opportunities to live, work, and play in their communities.

Today:
LIFESPAN serves over 1,200 children and adults from 20 locations between Waynesville and Burlington in the areas of Education, Employment, and Enrichment.

Our Core Values:

Social Responsibility: Recognize a moral obligation and act on it.
Accountability: Set clear expectations, evaluate results, provide feedback, offer rewards/consequences, and revise and refine expectations.

Personal Commitment: Commit time and talent to understand, believe, serve and do what it takes!

Diversity: Commit to highest quality of culturally competent services reaching diverse populations

Re-Imagine and Re-Inspire! Upcycle Art Classes

Re-Imagine and Re-Inspire! Upcycle Art Classes

High Point, NC– LIFESPAN Inc. is holding Re-Imagine and Re-Inspire!  UPCYCLE Art Classes. LIFESPAN believes in providing an inclusive, safe, open and energetic environment for artist of all levels to express themselves, grow and learn. This event isproduced by LIFEPSAN…

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