New Family

Jessica Plance

Rochester Institute of Technology

Eleven-year-old James (last name withheld) lives in a Mary Cariola Childrens Center residence for intellectually disabled children in Rush, N.Y. Jamesí parents come to visit him and take him home for short periods of time but James lives full time at his new home. James has been adjusting to this new family and home, which comes with some hard times for James, but his father remarked that, ìJames seems like heís happier now (since moving to the residency)î. His particular diagnosis is being withheld for privacy reasons as are his and his father's last name. The last name of his care givers were withheld by the Mary Cariola Center.