education, research & life planning center
As part of Pathfinder
Village's service to humanity, an education and information
center was envisioned during the village's planning phase.
Today, the Kennedy-Willis Center on Down Syndrome provides
resources and support to those who have Down syndrome.
The Center shares the hopeful message of the village --
"... that each life may find meaning" -- with
the world. The center has a three-fold mission of
serving people through hands-on
education, direct counseling,
opening, the Kennedy-Willis Center has informed people regarding
resources on Down
syndrome, organized conferences and workshops, internships,
life planning services, healthcare agency retreats, and
one-on-one counseling sessions. It has attracted a diverse
audience through conferences on the spiritual needs of the
disabled, addressing problem behaviors, financial planning,
and the links between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease.
The center's outreach functions will continue to grow, and
it will become a major avenue through which Pathfinder Village
serves a worldwide audience.