Several CIA employees toured High Hopes Development Center (a United Way partner agency) on September 20th.
Founded in 1984, the mission of High Hopes Development Center is to equip children, youth, and their families with the skills necessary to achieve success through education, therapeutic services, and loving support.
High Hopes Development Center was created out of necessity by five families in Middle Tennessee. These community members envisioned a place where children with special needs could receive a jump start in early education with therapeutic interventions on-site for those who needed it.
What they created was an inclusive environment, where children with special needs play, learn, and grow alongside their friends that are typically-developing.
This inclusive education experience is bolstered by an on-site outpatient clinic providing four branches of pediatric therapy.
Check out their website: https://www.highhopesforkids.org/