The “JAM Crew” began as a childhood friendship. JJ, Michael and Anthony’s disability created a bond between their families. For the next 20 years, SPIN supported the men on their journey into adulthood. JJ and Anthony have a career in foodservice, while Michael works for the Navy.
In 2013, the families asked SPIN to support the young men in an age-old rite of passage: moving into their own place! For the next two years, the families helped their sons develop independent living skills, while SPIN planned services, purchased and renovated a home for their specific needs. In July of 2015, JJ, Michael and Anthony moved into their new home on Jackson Street.
In July 2016, the families gathered to celebrate the housemates’ first year on Jackson. For the JAM Crew, living together in their community has opened a world of new possibilities.
Last year, your gift helped to create a life of possibilities for JJ, Michael, and Anthony. This year, your gift will allow us to go the extra mile for thousands of children and adults with autism and intellectual disability and their families. Whether your gift goes toward the purchase and renovation of a home for people with specific needs, support groups for parents, or scholarships for summer camp, your support makes a difference.
Please make a meaningful gift today.