Residential schools offer children with special needs the opportunity to flourish - in this environment they are challenged to
participate in all aspects of education, work activities, community and family life. As adolescents, special school residents
participate in activities where they learn, feel nurtured, loved and respected as important members of the community.
In Pennsylvania, after the age of 21, this type of living environment is unavailable for lower cognitive adults. Research of
residential communities in the region show no options for these challenged young adults.
Our goal is to offer support to parents of adults with special needs. To create awareness and offer guidance
that supports the next step such living options meaningful life beyond the age of 21. Parents will have
access to a network of caring providers, volunteers and experienced parents who can offer guidance with
respect to productive living programs.
Sonder - " the realization every person is living their own vivid and complex life —a life populated
with their own ambitions, family, friends, routines, worries and inherited challenges."