These are excerpts from a letter written on May 1, 2022, by Brian and Sheila Lloyd, parents and guardians of ResCare Community Living client Garrett Lloyd, to Shannon Rew.
Brian and I want you to know how grateful we are for your work at the day program with Garrett.
We really appreciate that you’ve taken such an intense interest in him, trying to unlock his communication. We were extremely touched to see your graciousness in giving him space in your office and of course, your keepsake album of his Post-It messages. It’s difficult to express the deep level that struck in us.
Garrett is a special young man. We have always known that there was a lot more he understands than what he can communicate. Seeing him writing and sharing all those notes really gave us hope and vision. It’s been a long time since he had a teacher/worker that truly connected with him and tried to challenge him on a new front. So thank you!