The point is, individuals with developmental disabilities aren’t that different. Like anyone, they want to have friends, love and be loved, and live their own life.
As a child, Bill Lanoue had difficulty keeping up in school. He’s 66 years old now, but when Bill was ten his parents placed him in Belchertown State School. Bill recalled. “I guess I was treated all right, but I couldn’t go anywhere.”
“I’m working at CVS,” said Erik Nelson proudly. Erik loves his job and for two decades he has worked as an employee of CVS pharmacy
“When people come to respite, I see them cry twice: when they come in and when they leave, and never in between”
"Now that I have a lot to lose, I want to catch myself before I wreck myself.”
"I was scared and about to be evicted when Jenni Pothier from MHA came to visit me and told me about TPP. Her visit changed my life.”
Susan moved to a new MHA residence for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Four years ago, she suffered multiple strokes, but with therapy and hard work she recovered her ability to speak. And is now helping to give voice to others.
Each year on the fourth day of July, people across the country celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, parades and patriotic displays of red, white and blue. Importantly, we celebrate being a great nation that believes in freedom for all. At MHA (Mental Health Association), “Independence Day” is actually something we celebrate throughout the year. Based here in [...]