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Be flexible and try new things: John’s story

Listen to John's mom talk about all the ways her family helped their son explore various activities after high school — art classes, weekly trips downtown, social gatherings with friends, even launching his own small business.

Meet John Shea and his mom, Jena.

John is a Perkins graduate with multiple, complex disabilities. Listen to John’s mom talk about all the ways her family helped their son explore various activities after high school — art classes, weekly trips downtown, social gatherings with friends, even launching his own small business. And how Jena herself learned to navigate the transition process, including agencies, and the challenging transition from Entitlement to Eligibility.

Jena says “Create a vision that works for all of you. Be flexible. Try new things.”.

He likes to do everything!

–John’s Mom, Jena

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