Chapter 12. Giving

Video: Exploring Community Needs

Soon after their daughter’s high school graduation, parents Dave and Sandy began exploring opportunities for their autistic daughter. What the couple didn’t discover in their search was a job for Sara. But what they did find was a startling statistic: Their child was one of nearly 800 disabled and unemployed young adults in Williamson County in Tennessee. Dave set out to do something about it, and in the process, he provided an opportunity not only for his daughter but for many other special needs young adults both in and beyond his community. Watch his story and reflect on your own strengths and passions. In what ways might you be able to help others?