AJ’s Story

AJ is 22-years old and graduated high school last year. He loves to listen to music, dance, and socialize. It was no surprise when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, things changed for AJ. He wasn’t able to spend time doing the activities he loved. AJ and his family wondered what would happen once he graduated in Spring 2021. Arc Triangle University Transitional Day program, funded by Wake County Schools provided hope for AJ.  AJ joined the program and has excelled! His favorite classes are cooking, music therapy, and art.  Unfortunately the program ends at the end of the school year.

What will AJ do when summer arrives? A summer experience modeled after ATU Day Program is just the answer.

“AJ has made more progress with Arc (Triangle) University than he has in years”. AJ’s mom told us “…your program came along, and your wonderful teachers and environment have so changed AJ’s outlook, it is amazing to watch. He is so much more independent, happy, relaxed and verbal, it is just life changing.” 

Join The Arc of the Triangle in creating an ATU inspired summer experience for teens and young adults like AJ and Sarah. We know we can provide a safe and engaging atmosphere. We are doing it right nowCurricula and programming will be based on our ATU Transitional Day Program. We are planning for programs in both Wake and Orange counties but we need your help to make it happen. 

We appreciate you choosing to make your End of Year Gift to The Arc of the Triangle. For over 65 years we have served the IDD community, and with your help we will continue to do so! Please click here to donate today!