At Turnstone, we empower people with physical disabilities to reach for their full potential in every aspect of life. We are guided by the vision that, one day, all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities, not disabilities. To accomplish this vision, Turnstone has become a leader in the provision of therapeutic (occupational, physical speech therapy and aquatic) as well as health and wellness, preschool and childcare and adult day services for people with disabilities. Turnstone provides these unique services at a reduced or no fee.
Among people with physical disabilities are men and women of all races, religions, and ages. Thus Turnstone's clients are a diverse group. In fact, a lot of the passion we at Turnstone feel for our work derives from knowing that any one of us may one day struggle living with a physical disabling condition.
Inclusiveness is the ultimate goal for people with disabilities. Inclusiveness means being treated with the same level of respect and having the same opportunities as anyone else. It means being able to participate in the worlds of work, recreation, and worship without encountering needless barriers. We can safely say that Turnstone is a place of great diversity, working for an increasingly inclusive community and world.
Turnstone is located in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the county seat of Allen County. Fort Wayne is the second largest city in the state of Indiana with a population of 205,727 and 77 square miles of land. The population of Allen County is 331,849 with 650 square miles of land. There are seven incorporated cities in Allen County. Allen County is primarily a rural and farming area that has a large Amish population.
There are four school districts in our county composed of 56 elementary and 31 secondary and high schools. Fort Wayne is also home to four colleges, including Indiana Purdue University of Fort Wayne, the Indiana Institute of Technology, the University of Saint Francis, and Taylor University.
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