Director’s Note – April 2017

As my daughter and her friends get older I see a recurring emotion in their family unit, “What will happen to my adult/child when I’m gone?” When you have been caring for a person for 40, 50, sometimes 60 years, sometimes singlehandedly, this is a terrifying...

Director’s Note – March 2017

Oh, how much we take for granted! These forty-plus years in the special needs community have taught me so much about pride (true and false). I take credit for things that I have done nothing to deserve or earn. I might even flaunt some of those “gifts” subtly, of...

Director’s Note – February 2017

It was August of 1975 and we were expecting our third child in as many years (a surprise) but we were excited, nonetheless. Little did we know that this “surprise” baby would change the entire trajectory of our lives. A typical labor and delivery brought forth a...
Director’s Note

Director’s Note

It’s been nearly 43 years since we started on this journey in the world of disabilities. We’ve experienced every possible emotion; from grief to joy, from fear to courage but the one emotion that stands out to me is loneliness. Parenting a special needs...