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How Intergenerational Mentors Can Help Families of Children With Disabilities

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Today my family’s friend Bill turns 92 years old. Bill and I have known each other for almost 20 years, but became closer friends starting in 2007.

Bill had recently lost his wife of many years, and was a devoted father to his son with an intellectual disability. His son is in his 60s.

My daughter Yassy, who has Down syndrome and autism, is 22. Here are just some of the things he and his family have taught me when it comes to the world of disabilities, advocacy, and parenting.

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