New ramp built at Parents of Special Children

Parents of Special Children, Inc. recently had a wheelchair ramp built at its new office in Fulton.

The nonprofit agency,  funded through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and Family Support Services), moved to a larger suite in June to accommodate its growing programs.

Parents of Special Children support families who are caring for individuals with developmental disabilities by assisting with reimbursements of goods and services that allow them to better care for their individuals.

Construction for their ramp took place Sept. 14 with the help of many volunteers and donors.  The project was coordinated by Dick Bonanno of Operation Northern Comfort and Theresa Familo of PSC.

The staff, board of directors and families of Parents of Special Children would like to thank everyone who helped make this project a success, including Operation Northern Comfort, Hannibal American Legion, Hannibal’s Poorman’s Snowmobile Club, ARISE, ARC of Oswego County and the many family and friends who volunteered.

“This project was a huge success because of the volunteers. Working with so many amazing individuals allowed me to better understand the dynamics of people,” said Parents of Special Children Executive Director Theresa Familo.

“Believing that the more you give of yourself, the more your community is going to flourish,” she said. “It is also incredible to see things from a different perspective.  Seeing how everything is put together, from beginning to end, is extremely interesting to me.”

Parents of Special Children, Inc. will  hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 for friends and families to visit its new office and use the new ramp.

For more information, call Familo at (315) 598-7672.

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