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My daughter Veronica "a.k.a. Roni", attended ACDS from 1990 to 1993 in your early intervention program. We moved away to another state and began the next phase of our journey. To make a long story short, Veronica graduated last week from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro from Beyond Academics as a Graduate of Notable Achievement.

I truly feel in my heart of hearts, that had she not had the early intervention that she recieved from ACDS, she would not have been able to accomplish all the things she has over the years. She has always been well ahead of the game in school and life. I remember the wonderful staff there and how kind everyone was to Roni and I.

As I reflect and celebrate with Veronica as she moves onto the next chapter of her life; a job with EarthFare, a volunteer position with Goodwill Industries as well, I am forever reminded of ACDS and the impact it has had in our lives.

So I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how very fortunate I feel as a mom to have had you there, right at the start!

If you have a personal story about ACDS that you would like to share, please contact

Laurie Schaefer
lschaefer@acds.org

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Your contribution can make a difference to a child and family, just like those families in the stories above.

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