We have an adult son with a developmental disability and autism. After school was finished, we, as so many other parents, felt sucked into this dark void of nothing.
Our son's needs were and are significant and the sparse resources available did not align with his needs. He needed a unique plan to be successful in his community.
We have had two plans done over the last 5 years and most have been very helpful to find out what strengths and interest he has and how to help him employ these in his home community. We found out that we needed more than a plan, but help implemented it.
Our present facilitator Wendy has been and is continuing to be amazing. She has many contacts in the community and never shies away from calling on someone cold turkey. She is motivated, energetic and never gives up.
Thanks to her, our son now washes windows at a local restaurant. He will also start volunteering in a daycare, as he loves little people.
He is also being able to give back to the community by volunteering for meals on wheels.
We are most grateful to Wendy for working with us and our son's support staff. Success is truly contagious.