Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.

 
 
 

The Polka Dot Team


Forward thinkers in education, innovation, and entertainment. 

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The basic building block of good teambuilding is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value.
— Anonymous
 

Executive Director
Amelia Bethea

President
Kevin Allard

Managing Director
Lisa King



 


Volunteers
Lacy Smith
Elliott Hill
Melody Neville
Pat Simmons
Lizandra Vincent
Ashley LaRaque
Jeanie Wilson
Leslie Peters
Karen Jack
Seth Wingate
 


Collaborate with people you can learn from.
— Pharrell
Great teamwork is all about great team players.
— Sayquotable
 
 

Core Values


Our core values give our team purposeful guidelines that direct our actions and provide the framework for the products that we create and the services that we provide.

Your Core values are the deeply held beliefs that authentically describe your soul.
— John C. Maxwell
 
 

ACCEPTANCE

By focusing on things that persons with disabilities have in common,  anything that may mark their differences is overridden. We keep seeing beyond the disability and accept them for who they are.

 


INCLUSION

We promote inclusion of individuals  with disabilities into their schools and communities. By developing meaningful relationships with friends, peers, and family members, individuals with disabilities will live a full and rewarding life.


DIVERSITY

We recognize the strengths of all individuals regardless of ability and their families, from all races, ethnicities, cultures, and socioeconomic circumstances. Our goal is to support individuals and their families in a culturally competent manner, which is responsive to their beliefs, interpersonal styles, and attitudes.


EMPATHY

We understand the need to try to understand the experiences and perspectives of others–this is what we call empathy. To be truly empathetic, we must actively think about the concerns of others. We understand that people with disabilities and their families often have circumstances that warrant the need for additional emotional, mental, material and medical support.

COMPASSION

Compassion is a necessary quality to display towards all human beings.  However, we understand that compassion is critical to display towards a special needs individual and his or her family. To be compassionate, we must be genuinely concerned about the other person's needs. We must think about and feel the situation from their perspective.

FUN

Having fun helps to maintain and improve functional abilities and enhances well-being. We like to invest in events and services that help our team connect to each other and to our growing community, well beyond the work scope.