Tag: Awareness

Meet Our Hope Hero: Lauren

She’s 39 now, my Lauren, and tonight is the big Night to Shine Dance (sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation).  We’ve been doing all the things that girls do when you prepare for prom or a formal dance.  Fittings, alterations, accessories, hair and make-up.  She’s as excited about this as she was about the...

National Direct Support Professional Week

Direct support professional (DSP) is an umbrella term that includes many different titles and functions; for example: direct care, direct support worker/specialist/assistant/counselor, habilitation specialist, residential counselor, activities of daily living specialist, relief staff, apartment worker, developmental disabilities specialist, job coach, employment specialist, community bridge-builder, paid friend/neighbor, family care provider, family support services aide, community...

Weathering the Storm – A Mother’s Story

Written by: Sara Grosso My name is Sara Grosso. I am the mother of Grayson Grosso, who was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome at just one month after birth. He is a thriving two-and-a-half-year-old boy now and it has taken me nearly his entire life to put his story into writing, because, frankly, it makes...

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