In February 2011,
Anthony “Tony” began utilizing
residential supports through the Adult
Foster Care Program and has since
thrived in all aspects of his life.
Although Tony has faced adversities in
life, such as treatment for prostate
cancer, he has remained positive.
Participating in the Adult Foster Care
Program has provided Tony with the
opportunity to live in a family
environment. This environment was
one that Tony had wanted since losing
connection with many of his
family members throughout the years.
Tony has developed extended family and
friends through his Adult Foster Care
Program that provides him with the
opportunity to spend holiday and other
special occasions with others.
Tony has become a friend to many and
feels the positive impact of the natural
supports that have been developed.
Tony has excelled and become
increasingly independent in the many
avenues of his life. Despite being
legally blind, he has worked with his
AFC Provider to become more active in
daily household responsibilities and has
become more independent with activities
of daily living. In addition to
daily living activities, Tony’s
communication skills have flourished.
Tony’s vocabulary has expanded and he
communicates regularly with members of
his household as well as friends.
Tony has also become increasingly
successful through his artistically
based day program. Traditionally,
Tony has enjoyed painting, however he
has continued to explore other mediums
focused on intricate designs. As a
result, Tony is currently working on
several pieces of art, which will be
displayed through his own art exhibit.
Over the past several years, Tony has
embraced the opportunities for growth
and is an inspiration many.