Client Success Story

William Champlin II

William Champlin II is a busy 13 year old young man. William and his support team have worked hard to ensure that he is actively involved in his school, his community, and his areas of interest. William attends the ESC’s Special Needs classroom at Salem Junior High and takes part in the school band there. William loves playing the drums and has utilized his SELF waiver to take music lessons in order to further his skills. Recently, William was even able to reach a goal he set and marched with the Salem High School Band. William is also active with the Down Syndrome Association of the Valley and participates in many of the events and activities they sponsor including Yoga classes and Buddy Up Tennis. In addition to DVAS programs, William also participates in swim lessons with All Abilities Swim and the Challenger Softball team. At only 13 years old, all of these activities have helped William not only overcome the barriers he’s experienced but to become an active and integrated member of his community. William and his team seek out every resource they can to help William continue to have an amazing life!

October 2019