Director’s Note -July 2018

It is always rewarding when your child learns a new skill and even more so when that child has to overcome a disability to learn that skill. That was how I felt when Becca learned to swim. We have always had a pool and we love to vacation near the water, so it was...
Director’s Note – June 2018

Director’s Note – June 2018

I have been a part of the special needs community for over forty years, raising a daughter with Down Syndrome, teaching classes, and running a day program, and I have seen a lot of changes in those years. Our daughter was born in 1975, the same year that the Education...

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...