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When you think of Haylee, think of yellow

a young woman wearing sleep shades carries a large pot of boiling pasta to the strainer at the sink

Haylee might have been a little stressed out as she approached her graduation day, but to all outward appearances, she made it all look seamless, right down to her quick change of outfits prior to giving a polished and well-researched speech after cooking all day. Haylee first came to the Center for our summer program […]

Cynthia: Kindness and Concern for Others & Independence

Woman wearing sleepshades stands beside a row of hotel pans filled with food

Cynthia finished her final weeks in the Independence Training Program (ITP) while working her new part-time job. Thus she finished things out in a slightly unusual order, cooking a delightful grad meal on a Thursday, then finishing her woodshop project before her last requirement – giving a speech to the entire Center the next week. […]

Andy earns his Freedom Bell

Andy shaking his ceramic Bell of Freedom with a big smile

On August 27 Andy graduated from the Center following eight months of joyful learning powered by an intense desire for personal independence. “I can’t teach hard work and motivation,” his Home Management Instructor, Maureen told . him. Andy was a role model of both characteristics. He rarely missed a day and accepted each day’s new […]