Mission, Vision, Values


Scott Key Center’s mission is to foster person-centered, integrated employment opportunities and community involvement for individuals with developmental disabilities in Frederick County.

Our Commitment

Scott Key Center will exhibit its commitment by:

  • Being present
  • Taking risks to improve systems, selves, and the organization
  • Continually evaluating existing goals and meeting individual needs
  • Providing a quality vocational and employment program
  • Enhancing knowledge and experience


Scott Key Center will be a leader in Frederick County by empowering adults with developmental disabilities to be included and valued as members of the community. We will foster community integration through employment and public awareness. Each Scott Key Center employee will have the opportunity to work within their range of abilities in order to function at their highest potential. The Scott Key Center will promote creativity in order to develop meaningful employment within the community, through enhanced training and educational opportunities for staff and employees, while supporting each employee to identify, plan, and achieve his or her own personal dreams.


Respect and Dignity

We respect our employees, staff, co-workers, and customers by treating them with dignity, listening to and accepting their ideas by valuing their opinions, accepting diversity, fostering self-worth, and allowing opportunities for people to take risks.


We will continuously strive to uphold the highest standard of conduct and moral behavior, adhering to the highest level of ethics, in all our interactions.



Through training and support in making decisions, each individual will achieve increased self-worth with each opportunity.


Staff will contribute their skills and expertise to fulfill our mission by collectively working together to accomplish high standards of operation.