Two years ago when our son was graduating high school our family was faced with the worry and uncertainty around "what was next." As a family we were in constant discussion about how we would ensure he was cared for while we were at work, but also how he would thrive and be challenged; how he would have friends and socialize; how he would continue onto the path of adulthood and learn skills to help him succeed. Shortly after graduation we learned about Life Transition Skills and immediately signed him up. Austin has LOVED his time at LTS. He looks forward to friends, likes learning how to navigate in the community, and has been more physically active. In the time Austin has been at LTS we have seen him with more self-confidence, more independence, and more self-awareness and realization.
We love that LTS has improved his quality of life, love that he is learning and thriving, love that he is engaged in the community in meaningful and safe ways, and most of all love that Austin loves attending.
"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes."
Spoken in an obituary for Fred Rogers.
Percyette Hoskins, co-founder of LTS, is my hero. She saw the need and responded. She values her students, loves them, protects them, and they in turn respond to her. As a parent of two special needs adult sons, I am blessed to belong to and thankful for Life Transition Skills.