My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Innovative Solutions For Disadvantage And Disability Inc, Decatur, GA, USA
I am a grandparent who had to raise a grandchild with disabilities. When my grandson was an infant, both of his parents walked out on him and I had to step in and save him. I took him in a raised him as my own. I had no idea what it was like to raise a child who had developmental disabilities. I had no experience in what to do to help him. I thought I was all alone.
I soon learned about Project GRANDD and began going to meetings. That is when I learned that I was not alone and that there were others out there in the community just like me. Raising their grandchildren because of the neglect of the children’s parents. Through Project GRANDD, I meet other grandparents who were facing the same challenges as myself. They too had children with disabilities. It gave us all a place to vent, voice our concerns, and ask questions and network with one another. After that I began sharing my testimony with other grandparents and invited them to meetings.
Project GRANDD was a solid foundation and support system for me and my grandson by helping promote a stable healthy supportive environment both at home and at school. Project GRANDD taught me how to acquire and substantive IEP for my grandson to help him through his struggles in school. It taught me how to conduct myself during IEP meetings as well as how to deal with the school staff.
Project GRANDD has always been there for us. They always made sure that during tuff times and holidays we had everything we needed and that always brought joy and a smile to my grandson’s face. Because of my new-found knowledge and skills that I gained from Project GRANDD my grandson is a high school graduate and has began his first semester in college as a child with disabilities. I am truly grateful for Project GRANDD.