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In Daily Life & Recreation

First Group Home – 1970 to 1976

Co-founded Pennsylvania’s, and the nation’s, first community group home — on Thomas Boulevard in Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, PA – and eight more group homes thereafter.

 Camp Chipeewee – 1967 to present

A product of the HEED Parents Group in Monroeville, PA, serving individuals with developmental disabilities in a summer program of recreational activities.

Summer Program for the Education of Autistic Kids (S.P.E.A.K.) – 1974 to present

Summer program of education, recreation and community awareness building for individuals with autism, ages 5 through 21.  This program prevents or significantly reduces summertime learning regression.  S.P.E.A.K. is recognized as the region’s premier Federally-mandated extended school year program.