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Coronavirus and Developmental Disabilities: Managing Challenges

March 19, 2020 –It’s an unprecedented time. COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, has us all rethinking even the basics of how we work, attend classes, shop and gather with family and friends. For anyone with, or caring for someone with a disability, these activities become even more challenging.

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Stories of Inspiration

“Our worries are over.”

Scott finds his second home—his parents find peace of mind.

“The doctors said he wouldn’t live too long.”

Today, Steven is in his 50s and is living a fuller life than anyone ever expected.

“I am proud of myself.”

Tristan, a young man with autism, grew up in a home where he and his mother were victims of abuse.

“They said I’d always live in a hospital.”

Born at only 1.5 pounds, no one would have expected Mary to live.

“It took me awhile to learn how to do this job.”

Chelsea knew she was capable of more and with the help of her job coach landed the job of her dreams.

“I did not have the confidence to speak in front of people.”

Chase may be blind, but those who know him best say his biggest disability is his anxiety.

“On your wedding day you want the people that mean something.”

When Matt started working at Bethesda, he never expected to meet Brian.

“Our family just has this debt of gratitude.”

40 years, countless memories, Bethesda becomes part of the family.

“We wanted to find a nice place for him.”

One of the most difficult decisions a parent can make is asking others for help.

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For over 115 years, Bethesda has provided vital support, resources and encouragement to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a way that is true to our Christian mission. We are dedicated to helping those we support become active members of their community so that they can live their best life possible.

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