My name is Austin Shenton and my brother Ian is a long-time member of the Max Higbee Center. I've watched the Max Higbee Center change my brother’s life and give much needed support to my parents over the years.
The Max Higbee Center supports teens and adults with developmental disabilities, and The Center provides social, recreational, and learning opportunities for its members. The MHC works tirelessly to alleviate some of the challenges faced by its members. Challenges, that include isolation, have been especially pronounced during the pandemic. But the staff and administration has remained vigilant and creative in their efforts to keep its members connected during these difficult times.
The staff and volunteers at the Max Higbee Center are dedicated to promoting inclusion and respect and allowing members to live their least restrictive lives. The Center also provides much needed respite for parents and guardians. The Max Higbee Center has helped my brother become more connected to his community and continue to develop his independence. My brother especially appreciates the friendships he has made and the fun activities that are available to him. The staff creates an environment of caring, support, fun and a place where everyone knows they belong and are valued. The Max Higbee Center truly is “A Place for Friends”.
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