Parc Changes Lives

Karen

Meet Karen, she had been a participant at the Inspired Artist Studios for many years. During the pandemic, Karen stayed home for nearly 3 years, where she lives independently in a supported living setting. During this time, she was missing the creative outlet she experienced at Parc.

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Gavin

Meet Gavin, a resident at Curry Villa.  Prior to entering Parc’s Center for Disabilities’ residential services program 2-1/2 years ago, Gavin had experienced devastating trauma along with emotional and physical neglect. He was completely alone and was under medical care at a local hospital for several months. In addition, his teeth were in very poor condition.

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Grace

Grace is 2-1/2 years old and began attending Parc’s Discovery Learning Center at 6-months of age. Although Grace has Down Syndrome, she is fascinated with herself and loves looking in mirrors, smiling and giving herself kisses.

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Bennett

Bennett is 7 years old and has a rare chromosome 6 deletion, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, sensory processing disorder, and cortical visual impairment which cause delays in all areas of his development. He started as an infant in Parc’s Discovery Learning Center preschool, and his family later enrolled in Parc’s Caregiver Relief program,

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Davani

Davani was born 16 weeks early and his weight was measured in ounces. Davani was born a fighter, and with the love of his family, he was eventually able to come home. Davani has Cerebral Palsy as well as other health issues. When his mother, Trenee, began having her own health issues, it was suggested by a hospital social worker that Trenee seek help for Davani.

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Lisa

Lisa has been with Parc Center for Disabilities for 46 years. In 1973 the family moved to Florida from Michigan and in 1976, Lisa was evaluated by Bert Muller himself. Lisa lived at home with her mom for 42 years and came to the Parc campus daily on our vans until 2018 when she moved into Curry Villa.

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DeAeira

Meet DeAeira, one of our adult participants who was born with intellectual disabilities and a vision impairment. Following the death of her mother in 2019, DeAeira was left alone with a life no one prepared her for and a house she could not afford. She had no family, no support, and no confidence in her abilities to work and earn an income.

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Karen

Meet Karen, she had been a participant at the Inspired Artist Studios for many years. During the pandemic, Karen stayed home for nearly 3 years, where she lives independently in a supported living setting. During this time, she was missing the creative outlet she experienced at Parc.

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Parc Website Stories

Gavin

Meet Gavin, a resident at Curry Villa.  Prior to entering Parc’s Center for Disabilities’ residential services program 2-1/2 years ago, Gavin had experienced devastating trauma along with emotional and physical neglect. He was completely alone and was under medical care at a local hospital for several months. In addition, his teeth were in very poor condition.

Read Story
Parc-Gracie

Grace

Grace is 2-1/2 years old and began attending Parc’s Discovery Learning Center at 6-months of age. Although Grace has Down Syndrome, she is fascinated with herself and loves looking in mirrors, smiling and giving herself kisses.

Read Story

Bennett

Bennett is 7 years old and has a rare chromosome 6 deletion, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, sensory processing disorder, and cortical visual impairment which cause delays in all areas of his development. He started as an infant in Parc’s Discovery Learning Center preschool, and his family later enrolled in Parc’s Caregiver Relief program,

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Davani

Davani was born 16 weeks early and his weight was measured in ounces. Davani was born a fighter, and with the love of his family, he was eventually able to come home. Davani has Cerebral Palsy as well as other health issues. When his mother, Trenee, began having her own health issues, it was suggested by a hospital social worker that Trenee seek help for Davani.

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Lisa

Lisa has been with Parc Center for Disabilities for 46 years. In 1973 the family moved to Florida from Michigan and in 1976, Lisa was evaluated by Bert Muller himself. Lisa lived at home with her mom for 42 years and came to the Parc campus daily on our vans until 2018 when she moved into Curry Villa.

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DeAeira

Meet DeAeira, one of our adult participants who was born with intellectual disabilities and a vision impairment. Following the death of her mother in 2019, DeAeira was left alone with a life no one prepared her for and a house she could not afford. She had no family, no support, and no confidence in her abilities to work and earn an income.

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