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Cutchins Programs help families

To the editor:

We are a Cutchins family.

Parenting is a challenge. Parenting a child with special needs compounds these challenges.

Judgments, stigmas and navigating cultural systems add to this experience. Introduce to the mix education and health care. Overwhelming is an understatement.

Thankfully, our journey has been blessed by the services and programs offered by the Cutchins Programs for Children and Families in Northampton. We as a family have been embraced, accepted and nurtured by their programs and staff. Our child has grown emotionally and academically. Most vital is that he has learned to love and accept who he truly is: a wonderful young man.

The Valley we live in is often referred to as “happy.” It is programs like those offered by Cutchins that enable this to be a reality for all.

Autumn Boyle-Dawson

Chesterfield

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