Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Rebecca & Frank Bauer's Story

08 January 2019
Bauer Family

With three kids — one, Frank, who has Down Syndrome and two who don’t — I can’t help but notice that they have different opportunities. Having a child with disabilities makes you part of a club you didn’t ask to join. Grief, anger, and all kinds of emotions come with the territory, including moments of pure joy, and the Y helps cultivate those moments. 

"People think inclusion means welcoming people with disabilities, but it actually means welcoming all children. At the Y, Frank is just another happy camper. Every child should experience that — regardless of their needs or ability to pay." - Rebecca Bauer

People think inclusion means welcoming people with disabilities, but it actually means welcoming all children. At the Y Frank is just another happy camper. Every child should experience that — regardless of their needs or ability to pay.

Your support enables the Y to provide an environment where kids can learn from those with different backgrounds and abilities. You help parents meet families’ needs by offering their children safe and consistent care of the highest quality.  

 

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