Pomerado News: Helping developmentally disabled adults live full and independent lives is not only the cause behind the local agency founded by Christina Grant and Bart Thompson, but it’s also a matter close to their hearts.
That’s because the Rancho Bernardo couple have a special needs son of their own. Blake, who is Thompson’s son and Grant’s stepson, has Down syndrome. Through Ideal Care, the supported living services agency run by the husband-and-wife team, Blake has been able to live on his own, renting a room in a house in Allied Gardens and receiving ongoing, on-site assistance to help him be independent.
“We started the company because we have a special needs son. It gives us a very unique perspective,” said Thompson. “When I talk with parents who are on the fence, it’s much more convincing because I’ve been there — I am there.”
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