We are grateful for Happy Day School. As parents of a child with a complex congenital heart defect, we are grateful to send our son to this program. It is important for us to have staff and interaction with folks who are familiar with our son and his history, access to health care professionals and behavioral experts who can detect early warning signs of possible delays, and a place for social growth where he can learn to accept and celebrate the differences in all children.
After undergoing two heart surgeries in the first 15 days of life, our son spent 44 days in the hospital. We celebrated when we were finally able to come home, but were terrified.
Help Me Grow helped calm our fears and our care team at Happy Day was imperative to our son's success to date. When our son graduated from Help Me Grow and we were informed of Happy Day School, there was a lot to consider, but our faith in our team helped to ease our fears.
Though school has only been in for a month, we have already seen positive results of this experience. Our son's speech has taken off, he is making friends, becoming more independent at home, and loves going to school.
We are blessed to have Happy Day as an option and we know that our son will grow up knowing that having differences are what makes us the same. We cannot stress enough the importance of voters to support Issues 1 and 2 for the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities so that we do not have to pay any additional taxes and to continue to enjoy the help and support that Happy Day School continues to give our family.
Joe and Tena Crock, Kent