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.”