Stories of independence

Stories have the power to heal, unify and empower. We’re collecting stories of your experiences with CRi —both personally & professionally. If you’d like to use your experiences to inspire others, we ask you to please consider sharing your story.

There are many ways celebrate. Will you share your story with us? Head over to mycri.org/share-your-story & share your experiences today!

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Grace's Story

“I became interested in CRi when my dad spoke to me about the mission & purpose of the organization this past Spring, but I got really involved with CRi by accepting a summer internship here,” states Grace George.

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"Learning to deal with stress in difficult moments has been a challenge. It’s been a long road. I’m amazed at where I am now. CRi has been simply wonderful. I got so much help learning to live independently. Today I feel very independent, confident & more self-assured than I have been in awhile."

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Emmanuel's Story

Emmanuel spent the first part of his life in a 1-to-1 ration, rarely leaving the house. The first thing he said when he arrived at CRi was "I want friends." He never had any before...

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Blair's Story

"My sister has been at the S. Glebe Rd. house for many years. While living there, she has definitely learned to live in harmony with others and to do her part."

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David's Story

"For as long as anyone can remember, David has been infatuated with the sight and sounds of airplanes. David has been with CRi for more than 12 years."

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Emmanuel's Story

Emmanuel spent the first part of his life in a 1-to-1 ration, rarely leaving the house. The first thing he said when he arrived at CRi was "I want friends." He never had any before...

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Grace's Story

“I became interested in CRi when my dad spoke to me about the mission & purpose of the organization this past Spring, but I got really involved with CRi by accepting a summer internship here,” states Grace George.

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Judith Reflects on Her Son

My son, who is now in his mid 40s, was diagnosed at an early age with a Developmental Disability.

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Julie's Story

I first became interested in CRi when I was referred by a former employee.

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Kate's Story

"Kate, our daughter, is deaf and severely intellectually disabled. She is in the Intermediate Care Facility on Jackson St. where she gets 24/7 care."

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Perry's Story

"My stepson has been a resident of the group home on Jackson Street in Arlington for about 15 months. I have been tremendously impressed with the concern that the staff shows for him."

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