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About Us

IGNITE Collective, Inc. was founded in 2013 to provide individualized supports to teens and adults with developmental disabilities in their communities. Since our inception we have grown to a family of passionate professionals who support people in Southern California and the Eastern Sierra. Our diverse team is proud to help people live the lives they want to live and to collaborate with self-advocates, families, and colleagues around the globe.


In addition to helping people identify and achieve their goals, we engage in research, conference presentations, curriculum development, workshops, consultation, and advisory roles.

We believe all people deserve a high quality of life.

Our Mission

Everyone has the right to a high quality of life, in the community/ies they choose. We strive to grow and support autonomy, fulfillment, collaboration, and meaningful community engagement for all:


  • Treating people like people

  • Welcoming all

  • Celebrating diversity

  • Providing financial assistance to those who need it

  • Engaging in real-life experiences

  • Encouraging choice-making and autonomy

  • Developing goals with the people we support

  • Having fun!

Our Mission

Our Values

We believe ...​

  • All people, regardless of diagnosis, speaking skills, conservatorship status, or any other factor can and should direct their own lives

  • Everyone has the right to real relationships

  • Speaking is not the only measure of intelligence

  • The least dangerous assumption is to include all people in all opportunities

  • All people want to and can learn, and higher education should be accessible to all

  • Autonomy and interdependence are essential to meaningful adult lives

  • People should be supported in choosing when, where, why, how, and with whom they engage in their communities

  • Collaboration is key to success

Share the Wealth!

We are grateful to many who are no longer with us. Much love to all.

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