The Center for Disability Services is dedicated to maintaining integrity and high ethical standards. The code of ethics provides guidance and is intended to support our provision of quality services to all individuals served. Maintaining integrity and high ethical and legal standards require commitment and hard work from all agency personnel and each employee must accept responsibility for compliance with this code. The code of ethics is not intended to duplicate or paraphrase law, statute, or agency personnel policies. Rather, it is intended as a tool to guide employees to perform their job functions in an ethical manner. It is the policy of CDS to provide training regarding principles of ethical conduct to all new employees and to provide a copy of this code of ethics during orientation. The principles below are not presented in any order of importance, and no hierarchy is implied by this code or the agency. However, the safety of individuals’ served will always be a priority.