Diane and Bob Titus had planned to name their son Paul. But Diane’s first look at her newborn firstborn changed that. “He just didn’t look like a Paul,” she says with equal parts certainty and wonderment, “so we called him Joseph John…after both grandfathers.” It was perhaps the first indication that the life they’d envisioned would bear little resemblance to the reality about to unfold.
For one thing, despite all the thought given to his name, Joseph John didn’t seem to recognize it. He ...
David moved to Closter Intermediary Care Facility at Spectrum for Living more than fifteen years ago. A few years later, David transferred to the Highwood group home wanting to experience a more independent lifestyle. He attended the Westwood Adult Training Center (ATC) day program, and eventually moved to the Hackensack/Teaneck ATC program.
He is an enthusiastic participant in any project at the center. He loves to paint, decorate the bulletin board, and of course listen to music. He is ...
Randy joined the Spectrum for Living family in 1999. Randy originally came to the Closter Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) from residing at home with her mother. There are no obstacles that get in her way. Randy, even in a wheelchair, doesn’t let that get in her way of enjoying parasailing, horseback riding and many other interests. While in the Closter ICF, Randy learned many independent living skills. She met with a job coach who assisted her in finding an appropriate job within the ...
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Inside you will find stories on:
ABCD's perspective on New Jersey's transtion to a new administration,
The agency's upcoming 15-year anniversary celebration,
LADACIN Network's proposed expansion,
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