by Bob Doman
As we approach the holidays and get ready to bid 2020, the year of Covid-19, adieu, we can count our blessings and look forward to the future with some optimism.
Many of our families have had a difficult, and for some even a painful, year; but fortunately most of those in our NACD family are making it and seeing their children make good progress, regardless of everything that is going on.
I have frequently acknowledged that we work with the most incredible families on the planet. For many, if not most, of our families, their “norm” is not what most folks would consider anything close to “normal” or “typical.” Our families with special needs children face a broad range of daily issues, from children with major sleep issues, to those with behavior challenges, to those who need monitoring 24/7 for various heath and developmental issues. Parents who assume the responsibility for their child’s health, development, and education are a different breed, folks who understand that no one can do for their children what they can do.
Our families with “typical” children have no less dedication, are active participants, and go above and beyond in providing their children with exceptional opportunities and, most importantly, their time.
All in all, the majority of our children have had a good year and for many a very good year.
We at NACD are blessed to be able to work with so many amazing families and children from all over the world.
We thank our families for putting their trust in us and for letting us share and participate in their children’s journey.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and may we all hit 2021 running and looking forward to a promising and productive year.
The whole NACD staff: