In the 1980s, with the gradual closure of institutions, housing and services for people with developmental disabilities were developed in the community. Speech therapy, physiotherapy, supported employment, residences, and respite programs were provided by the Society.
By the 1990s, the range of services provided by the agencies for children and adults with developmental disabilities had grown. The Society also added to its services in order to support people in living independently in the community.
Over the years, the name of the organization has changed several times to reflect changes in societal attitudes. The current name, adopted in 2007, reflects our vision of community inclusion.