We wanted to make a difference for adults with disabilities and we heard from the parents of our graduates over and over, “What now?” and “There are no programs available for my child.” In building on the vision of our co-founders we knew SLDC could create a program that would welcome adults with special needs on their journey and provide a safe space for them to grow and mature!
Eric was the first adult to join our Academy, but he is no stranger to SLDC. Eric graduated the school program in the spring of this year. Eric started at SLDC in 9th grade and spent 8 years through high school and transition with us. Mom says, “We went through a lot to find the right fit, and SLDC was the right fit.” After graduating, Eric’s parents were now tasked with finding the right fit for him all over again. They started looking in October of 2018, knowing that June of 2019 was not far away. They were not finding the program that would support Eric’s needs and provide him with the enrichment and opportunities they wanted. It was in the spring of 2019 that they heard SLDC was going to start our own adult program and again, Eric found his fit!