John is now fourteen and has been at the Center since the age of four. The Center has meant so much to John, as well as Mike and I.
There are a million different benefits our family has been blessed with—all due to the Center for Independence. Here are only a few:
~John has seen a huge health benefit through the therapy he receives to keep his muscles loose.
~John learned how to communicate via the PODD book by being introduced to it through the Center for Independence
~The Center staff and families have been an incredibly valuable resource for all things in life: Doctor referrals, therapist referrals, adaptive bikes, adaptive equipment, food, fun adapted things to do with John, all different ways to keep John healthy through diet, exercise, etc.
~ John has found some of his greatest friends through the Center—both Lake Zurich and Countryside.