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Jim W.


Philadelphia, PA

Member since:

July 15, 2013

What types of connections/ meet-ups are you seeking?

Socialization and activities for our daughter.

Please tell us a little about yourself and your connection to the types of meetups we are scheduling...

My wife and I have been supporting our daughter for 26 years. It's been quite a journey. I was a Sr. Software Engineer until February when I was laid off. This was quite a shock but caused me to move forward with what is my avocation in life, helping those who are disabled. So a friend and I started a non-profit organization called New Avenue Foundation Our mission is to create meaningful lives for people with developmental disablities and autism through new forms of community integration and creative housing alternatives. This is now my full-time job, preparing for our daughter's future when we are gone.


I am a father of a 26 year old daughter who has autism and bipolar disorder and other issues. We are always looking for groups in which she can improve her socialization skills.

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