The following is a collection of just some of the kind words we have received from Partners parents over the years. These warm our hearts and remind us how life changing this work can be for clients, therapists, and parents.
My family and I would like to thank you for the amazing work you have done with [our son] over the last 10 months. The progress he has made has been phenomenal and although we know he works very hard, he wouldn’t be anywhere near where he is now without your help and dedication. He loves going to Partners every morning (OK, most mornings) and I know he has a great time with everyone. Please know that your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed and we truly appreciate everything. You’ve all played a part in changing [our son’s] life, and ours, for the better. Soon he will be moving into POD 2, but we know that you all got the ball rolling and we will never forget that. You do amazing work for [our son] and all the kids.
Dedicated, hardworking, positive, unrivaled with uncommon caring, this is how I would describe the staff of Partners. I have been impressed with Partners from day one and my gratitude for everything that the staff at Partners has done and are doing for my son continues to grow. Every therapist, including the Occupational Therapist we have worked with, has been truly wonderful. The therapists go up and above what is necessary; they are always kind and constantly greet us with such good energy (despite [my son]’s sometimes unwelcoming disposition). They always listen to concerns and are very patient.
Deb, I want to thank you for creating such an outstanding program. I’ll never forget my initial phone conversation with you when I called to inquire about services for [my son]. You shared with me the story of your son’s disability and how and why you started up Partners. I admire your strength and I am amazed at how you were able to put together such an awesome program. You are an excellent role model for your children but also for all parents of children with a disability.
It’s hard for us to believe that today is [my son]’s last day at Partners. He spent the last 2 years and 4 months with your wonderful, dedicated staff. We are so thankful to have found this program for [my son]. My husband and I feel it has made a tremendous impact on him and his future. He came to Partners with only a few words and is leaving with speech typical for a 5-year-old. He has made significant gains in all areas, and formed many wonderful friendships too. Although it is very hard to say goodbye… [my son] is ready for his next step. Thank you for the wonderful service, dedication, and hard work that all of your therapists, teachers, and other staff has put into [our son]! We couldn’t be happier with the results!
I must say – I have said it before and I know I will say it again a million times, we owe so much of [our son]‘s success to PARTNERS! When I met with his pre-school teachers and they said how impressed they were with his skills, I told them it was because of Partners. I really do believe that [our son] would not be where he is today, if not for you all. Never in a million years, did I ever think, two years ago, when we started this journey that we would be where we are today. I never thought that I would have his pre-school teachers practically begging me to keep him at their site, (he’s going to pre-school closer to home, in Andover, in the fall), because they thought he was such a neat, fun kid. It’s just so, so awesome to have come on this journey with him and to see where we will go next. I know there will always be bumps in the road for [our son], but I love being his mom and accompanying him along the way. So, thank you, thank you, thank you again from the bottom of my heart! We will always feel a connection to Partners and especially to you and those that worked on his team. I just wanted to let the staff know how appreciative I am towards all of you. I’ve watched some of you and I am so impress with all of you. You are all so great with the kids and professional with the parents. I have dealt with the special education professionals now for 12 years and I have never met so many young adults with such great attitudes and respect for these kids who have been affected by the autism spectrum disorder. No matter what path you take in your careers, you will succeed because of the empathy towards others you have.
Words cannot express what Partners has meant to our family. You have given us our son back… you are truly miracle workers! Thank you for all your love, patience, and pearls of wisdom. You will be truly missed!