Our Story Matters: Daughter Thrives at Group Home Thanks to Mother’s Vision

Dee Vosmik and her youngest daughter Lisa Deanna (Dee) Vosmik had a storied career in the field of developmental disabilities (DD). As the Director of Residential Services at the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Dee led the effort to build the county’s first group home for children and adults with developmental disabilities, phasing out traditional hospital institutional-living settings. From...

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Our Story Matters: What It’s Really Like for Family Caregivers During COVID-19

Linda has been the primary caregiver for her son, Christopher, for over 30 years. As a complete quadriplegic and non-verbal, Linda relies on her son’s facial expressions to understand his needs. That’s why, she says, his laid-back personality, his pleasant demeanor and his smiles are very reassuring to her on her hardest days. Chris and Linda And, because of COVID-19,...

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