After 20 Years, ‘Intentional Community’ For Those With Disabilities Breaks Ground
[Source: Mercury News]
All of the families faced the same dilemma.
It was 1999 in Half Moon Bay, and the topic often came up among parents while sitting in the bleachers, watching their kids’ Special Olympics basketball games. Within a few years, many kids on the team would grow up to be adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities — but with few options in the Bay Area to live and work outside their parents’ homes.
“That is really the worst thing that claws at a parent’s mind,” recalled Jeff Peck, whose daughter was 11 at the time. “What is my child going to do after I die?”
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