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Sarah is a spunky, kind, strong-willed young woman with severe epilepsy and is on the autism spectrum. This makes her care rather intensive. Her parents thought most “camp-like” places couldn’t, or wouldn’t, be able to manage her medical and behavioral needs, and special diet, along with fostering some independence in Sarah. Then they found Akron Rotary Camp Respite Weekends. They were excited, but cautious, as they still didn’t know how it would go. They decided to sign her up. For the first time in her life, Sarah was off to camp for a respite weekend away from home. Looking back on that weekend, her mother said, “When we first told her that she was able to go to a camp to spend a night there without mom and dad, she was beyond excited. Us? We were nervous parents. However, when we picked her up after her second night at camp, we learned our trial was a complete success. She was smiling and happy and told us that she had a great weekend and loved camp. In fact, she didn’t want to leave. In addition, there is good communication with the staff and they are able to share how her seizures and behavior are managed along with how her meds and diet are administered. Knowing that Sarah is safe and happy at Akron Rotary Camp puts us at ease and we are looking forward to our future respite weekends.
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