We believe that meaningful work is the most therapeutic activity of all. We are committed to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (also referred to as cognitive disabilities or mental retardation) find and keep meaningful work. Whenever possible, work should occur in competitive environments where people with disabilities work alongside their non-disabled counterparts and compete with them for jobs. Sheltered workshops are a viable alternative for some individuals with disabilities when competitive employment is not possible. Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, however, do not enjoy working in workshops. In these cases, meaningful volunteer work activities may be their best option. Our mobile volunteer work teams within each of our adult divisions provide these volunteer opportunities.