CLASS does not have an exact definition of a “Success Story” because each person determines their own success. One person’s success will not match what others may see as a success.
The stories that are featured in this section are examples of individuals making strides to reaching their personal goals or exemplify the mission and values of CLASS. These individuals are creating opportunities for themselves and are modeling what CLASS stands for.
Through the one-on-one Community Habilitation support, Don is able to participate in his community again.
Bruce is living life to the fullest as he continues to be as independent as possible both in his own home and while enjoying the outdoors.
Sally Balogh is the perfect example of someone who recognizes challenges and moves on despite them.
Margie is confident in her abilities, is no longer fearful of transfers and is still sharing her suggestions on how to do tasks in a different way.
Jason believes he can make an impact in not only his own life, but in the lives of others. Now in his thirties, Jason is cancer free and resides with his grandmother in McKeesport.
Leslie speaks often of how much she loves and values her work at CLASS because it gives her the opportunity to help others.
All of the skills and experience Michael gained at CLASS allowed her to take the next big adventure in her life: moving out of her family home.
In addition to gaining valuable experience, Sam was able to add to his resume, which he created with the assistance of CLASS Kids community partners.
Mark has been utilizing staff support to explore vocational options and has been scheduling interviews for positions of interest.
John continues to live in his home and has been successful in managing all aspects of his life independently.
Bob is extremely appreciative that he can be at home with his wife and children and no longer paying the $600 monthly fee.