Dear Family and Friends:
Over sixty years ago, New Horizons was founded by bold parents with a dream of a brighter future for their children who had Down syndrome. At that time, children with disabilities were often sheltered, kept out of sight, and had little or no opportunity for education, social interaction, or life in the community. These parents shared the same hope for their children that any parent has: to be happy, fulfilled, and find their way to live a meaningful life. Those dreams took shape first as a pre-school and school, then as a job training center, and in the late 1970’s as a residential group home to promote independent living.