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September 20, 2018

Wheelchair ramp built for Parents of Special Children


FULTON, NY – Parents of Special Children, Inc., recently had a wheelchair ramp built at their new office in Fulton.

The group of volunteers

The group of volunteers

The non-profit agency, which is funded through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and Family Support Services (FSS), moved to a larger suite in June to accommodate their 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.

On Saturday, September 14, construction for their ramp took place with the help of many volunteers and donors.

The finished ramp

The finished ramp

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 extend a heart-felt “Thank You” to everyone who helped make this project a success!

Thank you to Operation Northern Comfort, the 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 Theresa Familo, PSC executive director. “Believing that the more you give of yourself, the more your community is going to flourish.  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 be holding an open house on October 16, from 4 – 7 p.m., for friends and families to visit their new office and use their new ramp!

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

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