We are committed to providing meaningful and dignified support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
CEO Message from Gail
We are excited to let you know that we received a four-year national accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership in April 2011. CQL's goal for person-centered supports and services is to support people to achieve autonomy and control over their lives. As you become familiar with OPG's mission, vision and values, you will understand why we sought accreditation from CQL. I encourage you to explore our website for more information, as well as testimonials from our customers.
OPG has also been named as one of the 2013 Top Workplaces by the Indianapolis Star. Being named a Top Workplace for the fifth year in a row has been a great honor for OPG. You can read more about OPG as a Top Workplace here: IndyStar.com/topworkplaces. In 2010, my husband, Dan, and I decided to take things to the next level and transfer ownership to the employees. Becoming an ESOP (Employee Stock Option Program) allows employees to take ownership of their workplace. Employee-ownership keeps the company local and ensures that customer service will always be a high priority.
OPG, Inc. started as a grass-roots organization in 1998 by President and CEO, Gail Kahl. She began by providing Behavioral Supports. Expansion of other services was motivated to offer a model of dignity and ongoing quality assurance for individuals with disabilities. Supported Living Services were added in 2002 and the first Music Therapist joined the team in 2003.
As the company expanded, OPG, Inc. settled into their current location at 121st and Cumberland in Fishers, with satellite offices in both Kokomo and Lafayette. Despite their growth and success, OPG, Inc. has strived to maintain the “small company” feel, where team members work together and know they have a voice within the company.
In further effort to continue the growth, ownership was transferred to the employees via an E.S.O.P. (Employee Stock Ownership Program) in the fall of 2010. OPG, Inc. has also been named a Top Workplace by the Indianapolis Star three years running—2009, '10, and '11. With a person-centered philosophy, OPG, Inc. continues to set high the bar of excellence.
Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc. is a human service agency committed to providing meaningful and dignified support to individuals with developmental disabilities, focusing on a person's skill development to improve the individual's quality of life.
Guiding principles keep person-centered services in the forefront of continuous support with a commitment to enhance the quality of life for the people we support. The guiding principles of self advocacy-self direction, quality integration-quality outcomes, work first-meaningful day, and dignified risk-risk management drive our core values and give clarity to our vision as a leader in this field of human services.
We are certified through The Division of Disability, Aging, and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) and The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) for the state of Indiana to provide specific services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
We serve children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities. The ages of people we serve range from 4 to 82 years of age. The majority of people are autistic or intellectually disabled with communication disorders. Each person has specific goal driven objectives to support living skills, self-advocacy skills and individual growth.