By: Terry Ellis
While attending therapy at Children’s Hospital for my son, Dylan, one of the staff members there introduced us to Thuy and Steven Nguyen. Thuy and Steven both work for Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans in the Children’s Special Health Services Family Resource Center. Since my son was turning 16 in a couple of months, I wanted to know what I needed to do to help him have a smooth transition to adulthood. So, I asked them if they could provide us with any information that could help and they did. The information, resources, and support they provided helped us in understanding and identifying the necessary steps we need to take in the planning process. We go to Children’s Hospital every week and we always try to stop by the Family Resource Center to visit with Thuy and Steven. They are a wealth of information and keep us informed about any events happening in the area. Through talking with them, my family has learned a lot. It is always a pleasure when we get to see them. They especially include Dylan in our conversations and joke around with him which he enjoys very much. Because of the challenges that transitioning to the adult world can have on families and young adults with disabilities, we would like to thank Thuy and Steven, for providing us with these resources and keeping us informed and up-to-date with current information. We feel relieved and better prepared now that our paths continue to cross.