Austin, Resident, 26:



7:00-8:00 AM: Austin is a busybody, even in the mornings! He loves to be helpful, and enjoys helping cook breakfast. Often, Austin and one of our other residents, Jacob, prepare eggs together.


8:30-11:30 AM: On Fridays, Austin works with his job coach at Good Samaritan hospital, where he cleans equipment in the children’s therapy unit. On Thursdays, he volunteers at the food bank.


On “non work days” Austin spends his time watching DVDs, playing xbox, going on walks with residents, staff, and the house dog, Clyde, or working out at the YMCA.


5:00 PM: Austin enjoys helping to prepare dinner, which is served and eaten “family-style” by all of our residents.


7:00 PM: On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, Austin goes to practice for Special Olympics. Austin participates in Special Olympics basketball, bowling, and track.


9:00 PM: Bedtime! This busybody is ready for some shuteye!



Jacob, Resident, 29:


7:00-8:00 AM: Jacob loves eggs and coffee for breakfast! He’s currently trying to perfect the perfect “fried egg” with no broken yolk!


8:00 AM-12 PM: On Thursdays, Jacob goes to work at the Emerald Queen Casino, where he works with janitorial staff and his job coach.


On “non work days” Jacob enjoys going on walks with Austin and Clyde, and enjoys playing board games and watching his favorite TV show, Cops.


5:00 PM: Jacob likes to help set and clear the table for dinner, and enjoys helping cook.


7:00 PM: On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, Jacob goes to practice for Special Olympics. Jacob participates in Special Olympics basketball, bowling, and track.


9:00 PM: Jacob likes to take a shower in the evenings, and then has a snack and goes to bed.




Ian, Resident, 20:


7:00-8:00 AM: Ian is still in school. He gets himself ready for school and prepares his own breakfast, and is very self-sufficient in this area! His favorite is cereal.


8:00 AM-2 PM: Ian is in school.


2:30 PM: Ian arrives home. Ian likes to talk to friends on the phone and play xbox. He is also part of a youth group, where he participates in church activities on Mondays and Saturdays.


5:00 PM: Dinnertime! Ian likes to regale us all with tales from his day- he is a social butterfly!


7:00 PM: On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, Ian goes to practice for Special Olympics with Jacob and Austin.


9:00 PM: Ian’s in bed to rest up for another day!