Every parent wants to see their children grow up to be happy, productive citizens; however, sometimes that quest is not so easy for some individuals. Forty-five years ago, I received the most devastating news from Emory University concerning my son. I was told he was autistic and I should place him in an institution and forget about him.
Instead of placing him in an institution, Hope Haven was available to help him grow and develop during his preschool years and has provided services after his formal education. Hope Haven has provided the environment for life-long learning for individuals with disabilities. My son was and is able to access this program and be part of our community. Hope Haven is a place where Drew can connect with friends, prepare for the future, and feel empowered. Hope Haven is truly a “place for possibilities”.