Best Buddies in VA & DC Participants Enjoy Independent Living
Excerpt from The Washington Post:
Vincent LaMonaca was 23 and living with his parents in Falls Church when he decided to move into the Union Market apartment building.
“It was time for me to live independently and I felt I was ready,” he told me.
His mother, Barbara LaMonaca, said she and his father worried about whether it was safe for him to live in the city and get around on his own. She said he was 17 months old when they first had him evaluated for developmental delay, and throughout his schooling he received special education services. When they started looking into housing options for him, she said, they couldn’t find anything that offered what he gets through Best Buddies Living: a chance to live independently with support, surrounded by friends.