Impact Story | Quinn Shideler

We are thrilled to share the story of one of our consumers, Quinn!

Quinn has, “wowed,” us with his determination and perseverance and we are thankful that our Family Support Services Program had the opportunity to play a part in his story.

Our staff enjoyed working with Quinn to develop many skills related to Independent Living. Our work included guidance to Quinn and his family in obtaining the needed supports while seeking meaningful employment, tips for working with other organizations, as well as strengthening and improving socialization skills. Quinn and his family were able to connect with the right services and get those services in place. Recreation was incorporated as well — Quinn attended Indian Trails Camp (IKUS) for the first time and absolutely loved it!

We are excited for Quinn as he landed his first job at his local branch of the Kent District Library. We know he is going to be a great success! Quinn’s mom, Allison, summed it up beautifully, “Without people like you all, I probably would have given up by now. What you do matters. A lot.”

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Disability Advocates of Kent County

The vision of Disability Advocates of Kent County is that each person, regardless of their abilities, has equal rights and opportunities, and that our communities are accessible and welcoming to all. Our Mission is to work alongside people with disabilities as they seek to lead self-directed lives and to advocate for accessible and welcoming communities.

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