During the Direction Service Leadership Breakfast we will highlight our community resource partners, present awards to local leaders, update the community on our services, and raise precious funds for our programs.
Since the beginning of this school year our Youth and Family Sevices program has seen a sharp increase in the number of families seeking advocacy within the school system, and have established a waiting list to manage this significant demand. Asking families to wait for help is so difficult for us as we love helping families and believe this assistance should be available to them when they ask for it.
On average, 15% of the students in our local schools experience a disability. The word disability could be referencing a developmental delay, behavior challenges, mental health challenges, a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum, a chronic health condition, or a physical disability. For each of these students, their parents or caregivers must navigate systems that are often overwhelming and confusing just to ensure their children have what they need to achieve success. We desperately need your help to ensure we can be there to partner with every youth and family who reach out for our help!
Our mission: "Helping people with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives."
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