Monday, June 18, 2012

Lions & Tigers and BEARS, Oh My!


Cape Cod said goodbye to one of her most unique visitors yesterday…a wandering black bear. This bear’s internal “GPS” was somewhat screwed up (or it was looking for a pre-season vacation rate). Instead of heading north, it came east. Our Cape Cod bear became the media darling of our communities and his adventures up and down this sand bar we call home kept us smiling for the last two weeks. With dogged determination our bear went from Sandwich to P-town. Would he swim back to the mainland? Would he turn around and start all over again? Where and what is he eating? His adventure ended when the environmental police managed to catch him and relocate him to a more natural environment back over the bridge.

This made me think of the struggles our families have to go through to bring their child or adult child to Latham.  No, they didn’t have to swim across the Cape Cod Canal and wander along the highways and byways of the Cape.  In fact their journey to us was more arduous. They had to convince other countries, states, schools, courts, and just about anyone who would listen that their loved one needed the help and support that we could provide. Talk about perseverance; some of these families have worked for years to find a place that understands the needs, wants and dreams of their son or daughter. Finding us is one thing, getting the funding approved is quite another. We hope your quest for services, whether from us or another provider, is met with success and understanding.
And I admit, I will miss our furry tourist to the Cape. 

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant
Director of Training & Marketing


“I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn't anymore.”
~A.A. Milne -Winnie the Pooh



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