Brittany Rehmer is a Connecticut native and Boston University/UConn Law alum (go Terriers! go Huskies!) who attended her first Boston Marathon as a college freshman. Blown away by the determination of the runners and the wild energy of the crowds, she was determined to run that race one day. After years of early morning runs and a few half marathons, Brittany has finally mustered the courage to run the Boston Marathon (her first) this year. She could not be more excited to run it on behalf of such an amazing and important cause.
Podcast recs for long runs are welcomed and encouraged!
HOPe's mission is making a difference for children, adults, and families living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope. We have a two-pronged focus: to provide recreational and self-improvement opportunities to special children that they may not otherwise be able to receive, and to provide a break from the stresses of caregiving to parents.
HOPe's programs are divided into adult programs and children's programs. For Adults, we offer Community Based Day Supports, which is focused on getting our clients out in the community engaging with their peers with the help of our staff. We also offer a Day Habilitation program, which utilizes our DayHab Service Plans based on each individual’s unique needs and supports the individual to improve their life skills and acquire greater independence.
Our Children's Programs are primarily focused on weekend respite. We offer Adventure Club outings to fun areas in the community, Overnight Respite (soon to be offered Friday through Sunday for full weekend respite), Snack and Chat which includes everything from planning a meal as a group, to shopping for ingredients, to cooking and enjoying food together, and many more programs. We are proud to offer programs that enable these children to make friendships, build life skills, and get out to events in the community that they may not otherwise be able to access.