INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY CONSULTING
Open Road Inclusive Community Consulting helps public and private human service organizations fulfill their promises to their clients and communities. Our mission is to help human serving organizations become more humane. We provide individualized consultation and technical assistance in the areas of program evaluation, applied social research, policy analysis, project management, stakeholder engagement, inclusion and trauma-informed approaches. We offer specialized services to support organizations in translating research into best practice, analyzing the potential impact of new policies and developing plans for continuous quality improvement.
We believe that that the best decisions are those that are informed by data and the voices of those most impacted. We believe that when done right human service organizations can help people and their families feel more connected and realize their fundamental rights, dignity and strengths. We believe that human service organizations can play an important role in transforming our communities to fully include and value all people, of all bodies, all minds and all backgrounds. Open Road Inclusive Community Consulting offers specialized knowledge, a fresh perspective and another set of hands to help in these efforts.
RIGHT NOW IT IS JUST ME, BUT SOON OUR TEAM WILL BE GROWING!
Dr. Amanda Rich founded Open Road in 2018. Dr. Rich is an Associate Professor of Human Services at York College of Pennsylvania. Her work is rooted in the belief that human services have the potential to help make our communities more inclusive, diverse, fairer and stronger. She earned master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University and a doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Delaware. Her specialties include organizational, systems and social change, community-based and citizen-directed support services, inclusion, the Disability Rights Movement, trauma-responsive support systems, family caregiving, the development of a resilient human service workforce, qualitative research, program evaluation and disability policy. She is the author of Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocating for Intellectual Disability Rights (AAIDD Press, 2015). At York College, she teaches various courses related to the human service profession including Introduction to Human Services, Theory and Public Policy in Human Services, Designing and Evaluating Social Programs, Grant Writing, Techniques in Human Services, Diversity of Family Systems and Victim and Survivor Advocacy and Services.