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Meet Our Resident ~ David (AgeCare SkyPointe)

Poet Walt Whitman once said that if you “keep your face always toward the sunshine [then the] shadows will fall behind you.”   Both his towering 6’2” stature and his friendly disposition have enabled AgeCare SkyPointe resident David to continually keep the sunshine on his face.   Growing up, David’s family and friends recognized that there was something unique about his disposition. However, it was not until he was almost 40 that he was given an official diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, which is now classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder.   Whatever shadows his diagnosis may have cast for him, however, David has found sunshine and purpose through his passion and talent for music.   David recalls grade school as being Read More...

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