Preparing Special-Needs Kids for the Future — as We Did With Our Son

By Marion Morgenthal

“As the mother of a 37-year-old son with special needs who is living a full and independent life, I often think about what it took to get here. Alex was one of the original members of the POINT (Pursuing our INdependence Together) residential community in White Plains, New York, which was founded in 2008 by families of disabled individuals who fell through the cracks — too high-functioning for group homes, not ready to live totally without supports.”

This summary originated from a story produced by Marion Morgenthal of The 74, a non-profit, independent news organization focused on education in America.