Com­mu­nity Liv­ing saved my san­ity

Kids and adults with spe­cial needs de­serve bet­ter (May 15)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Hamil­ton helped save my san­ity! I am one of the par­ents who re­lied on their respite pro­grams to help me get the breaks that kept me go­ing.

My daugh­ter Jessie at­tended Charl­ton House when she was about two years old. I wor­ried that peo­ple would think I was a bad mom, but boy did I en­joy those nights that I could sleep know­ing that she was well taken care of.

Then Com­mu­nity Liv­ing re­al­ized that these “kids” were grow­ing up and an­other so­lu­tion was needed.

So they opened Tem­ple­mead for the over 18-year-olds. They also had Dragon­fly, an away camp and helped with spe­cial ser­vices at home.

Com­mu­nity Liv­ing has al­ways looked for so­lu­tions to prob­lems, and I thank them for the years of help Jessie and I re­ceived. So I urge Hamil­ton to sup­port these peo­ple as they are truly “spe­cial”. Su­san (Pow­ell) Wat­son, Dun­das

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