As a parent of our son that has special needs, I always thought that there was more to his life. We first began to get involved at the “DCH” (Development Center for the Handicapped) level and did our best in fundraising for trips, items, etc. I now have been involved with REACH for many years. In the 80’s I began working with children with different disabilities as an Aide, then as a Special Ed Teacher for 20 years. As time went on all of the “children” were treated as persons, not handicapped kids. It was an easy decision to join the Board of Directors. I enjoy all of the people at REACH and I now know that all is possible, maybe in bits and pieces but it can be done. REACH is a future and an example of what can be accomplished. Thanks to the John Wakeham’s, Steve Boyer’s, Darlene Hanson’s and ALL the staff and all parents there is no stopping or looking back now.