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would love to hear experiences of others living in group homes, IFCS, or other residential settings

Hey everyone,

So I’ve written quite a bit about my experiences in Albany care. It would be so interesting if the others here who do blog, don’t know who they are, but assuming there are any, would write a post on their experiences living here as each person has an extremely different perspective. 686 more words

Mental Illness

I believe in angels

The early years of raising our autistic son was very challenging. He was very aggressive at times and hardly ever slept. I was always sleep deprived and horribly exhausted. 429 more words

Life In General

Wine & Beer Tasting/Silent Auction Fundraiser on October 17th to Benefit Saint Andre Home Programs

 You’re Invited!

Please join Saint Andre Home for our 2nd Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser Event! We are excited to celebrate our 75th anniversary, and raise money to help us continue our programs, on… 199 more words

The Not Quite Empty Nest When You Have a Young Adult With Special Needs

I haven’t posted in a while because, as I’ve written before, summer sucks about everything out of me. Caleb has had a great summer and is excited for school to start. 1,288 more words


“My heart is breaking, are you happy now?”

“You never wanted to adopt me did you?”

“If you loved me, you would take me with you.” 455 more words

Developmentally Disabled Adults In Group Homes, Facilities See Allowance Cut

CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates want Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore a $60 monthly allowance for adults with developmental disabilities, but his administration insists there’s no way to stop an automatic reduction to the allowance, especially given Illinois’ finances. 482 more words


My Son; My Life

I have thought about how I want to approach telling the story of my son’s life. He is now 22, will be 23 in January 2016. 810 more words