FFIL History Timeline

Mid 1990’sOut of frustration over the “wait-list” dilemma, parents of DD adults began meeting at the ARC of Washington County to sort out needs for support services, employment, and housing options. Groups formed naturally along the lines of these needs, and some groups began to meet on their own. One such group, focusing mainly on housing needs, became Washington County Families for Independent Living, in 1996, and met twice monthly to continue the dialogue, identify needs, and ways to meet them. Milestones of our growth: