My granddaughter Courtney

My granddaughter Courtney

Courtney now has an individualized program meeting her needs!I am the grandmother of a 23 year old with severe autism.  She has no physical handicaps, requires no medication, but her thought processes are scrambled.  I am an RN and have been working to help...

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Independence

Independence

Bret, who has autism now has great jobs and is taking driving lessons. I will never forget the day I was told my son had autism. My eyes filled with tears as I looked at the doctor’s pictures of her children on her desk.  I envied her so.    All I...

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A Life Transformed

A Life Transformed

Justin…….. he now has his own business and loves participating in his authentic community. After getting suspended from public high school multiple times for aggressive behaviors, the team had a meeting where it was decided that our son would be going to a non-public...

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Well-Being

Well-Being

Lucy, age 31 has severe epilepsy and cognitive impairments. Lucy is living her dreams! Lucy Carter has severe epilepsy and significant cognitive impairments. She averages between 2-4 seizures each day and has too many other health issues to enumerate. Just staying...

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Success Story

My son, Desmond has made significant progress under the Self Directed Service Waiver. We were able to develop a program tailored specifically to his personality and interests which allowed the inappropriate behaviors to greatly diminish. The SDS Waiver has enable...

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My Daughter

My daughter is now learning event planning and setting her goals! I am the mother of a extraordinary and inspirational young woman.  She has a diagnosis that includes an intractable seizure disorder/epilepsy, cerebella atrophy and a mitochondrial disorder. Her...

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Andy’s Story

Andy’s Story

Andy is 28 years old, and has been in Self-Directed Services since 2013.  He now is much healthier and happier! The day program we chose when he exited the school system turned out to be quite a failure.  Many clients who go there are happy and challenged,...

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Grant’s Journey

Grant’s Journey

My name is Laura and I am Grant’s mom and employee. I would like to share a little bit of our experience with self-directed services.When Grant finished school at age 21 we were able to interview and observe a number of day programs. The programs were either not a...

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Lucy enjoying her program under Self-Directed

Lucy enjoying her program under Self-Directed

Last year Lucy and her mom participated in the a fundraising run last year.  They  invited her back this year and recognized her as an inspirational runner. They even sponsored her entry fees.   The run benefits the St.Martins Home which they operate....

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