Director’s Note -August 2018

Many years ago, when Becca was in her early teens, I led a group of adolescents with special needs in a group for “typical” kids at our church. My other children went so I wanted her to have the chance to participate. Evidently, a lot of other parents felt the same...

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...