For people with developmental disabilities, isolation and a sense of separateness are too often a fact of life. Without language to receive, or to share conversation and communication, they are often left out of their communities. Stories have always been a tool to connect people with their communities. I wanted to bring specialized stories to these special audiences. I wanted to help them be a part of the story.
Two years ago, I formed the non-profit, Touching Stories, in order to bring multi-sensory stories to adults and children with developmental disabilities.