I wanted to take the time today to simply pass on to you what Building Futures has come to mean to us and Matthew. As you know, Matt is quite a social guy and does much better when kept busy. So when he finished school and moved on to Rockmanor, I must say I was somewhat worried and I do remember telling his care-givers, try your best to keep him busy or he tends to get cranky and bored.
Then along comes Building Futures and your incredible team. Matt loves his program, caregivers and peers. You all do such an incredible job keeping him busy in various ways, such as walks, taking him to parks, his annual picnic. Outings to many attractions. He loves the dog walking program, and we have noticed since he started that, he takes a greater interest in our miniature schnauzer Charlie. He actually now asks if he can puppy sit. Imagine!! While at the club you entertain him with the WII and seem to have an endless supply of Shania Twain music for him as he adores her. He gets his walks to Tims, he helps with crafts and baking. I could go on and on.
All I can tell you, if it were not for Building Futures and this incredible team of care-givers, we do not know how Matt would fill his days. It is an excellent program with an incredibly well-trained group of people and we will be eternally grateful.
- April and Jim Darby