About | Our History

John and Linda Cone, Tony and Jo Knott, parents of two children with intellectual and developmental differences were concerned about a quality life for their children in the community. Their concerns were education, social interaction, independence, and long-term care as they became adults. They also realized they could help themselves and ultimately others by being a unified voice pulling together to search out or create these opportunities. They reached out to other parents with children with differences and BASCA was born.

BASCA was incorporated and became a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization on May 25, 1995. Since that time BASCA Inc. has grown into a multifaceted organization whose mission is to provide better living, working, educational, social, and recreational opportunities for adults with special needs.