Helene’s story

VRAIS COPAINS

En tant que parent d’un jeune homme vivant avec une trisomie 21, je perçois le programme de Vrais Copains comme une véritable source de découverte et d’amitié pour mon enfant.

Pour la deuxième année depuis qu’il y participe, Benjamin reçoit enfin des appels téléphoniques juste pour lui, d’un copain qui veut s’informer de son bien-être et de ses activités. Il est invité à particicper à une variété d’activités dans la communauté auxquelles il n’aurait pas participé sans ce programme. Comme mon fils est de nature très sociale, il adore rencontrer de nouvelles personnes et inter-agir avec elles. Grâce au programme de Vrais Copains mon fils a rencontré d’innombrables personnes d’âge universitaire qui l’ont traité comme ami et ce sont des experience enrichissantes pour lui.

BEST BUDDIES

AS parent of a young man who has Down Syndrome, I see the Best Buddies program as a source of new experiences and new friendships.

For the second year in a row, ever since Benjamin joined Best Buddies, he gets phone calls, just for him, from a buddy concerned about how he feels and how he is doing. He is invited to a variety of activities to which he might not otherwise be a participant. As he is a very social person, Benjamin loves making new friends and interacting with a variety of people. Thanks to the Best Buddies Program my son has met many people of his own age who are going to university, like his brothers, people who treat him as a friend, and these have been very enriching experiences for him.

Hélène Morin-Chain

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