The center was started by a group of parents who were looking for something for their special population sons and daughters that had graduated from high school. I think they quickly realized this was a needed service and it grew to the point it needed to be formalized as an official organization.

It is vitally important, our relationship with the United Way. We depend completely on the United Way as our fund-raising component. We ... use our donated moneys as matching funds for our state and federal grants training programs. In other words, for every dollar I receive, I can generate an additional $6 to $10, which ... goes into the operational make-up and funding for our programs.

Our primary focus is to work with individuals with disabilities who have not had a chance to experience what work is all about.