April 2022 SEEC E-News

A Monthly Update on Re-envisioning SEEC Services Post Pandemic

By Sherry Beamer, Director of Services

Stories of our neighborhood-based supports are taking shape. Here is one of my favorite stories to give you an idea of how neighborhood walks are opportunities for the people we support and their DSP to find joy around them, while uncovering and affirming their gifts and talents:

Mercedes, Community Engagement Coach, suggested to Graham and Jessica that they could do something for the people they see and interact with the most in their community in Silver Spring. So, Graham and Jessica suggested writing Christmas cards for them. Mercedes asked Graham and Jessica what they liked about the people they see and know; their reply was “they are nice and always smile.” Mercedes helped draft a message they included in the cards: “Thank you for being a friendly smile in our community.”