By: Paula Grochowski

Family Services Director Paula Grochowski and Professional Development Specialist and Parent Elsie Echevarria attended the 32nd Annual Brighter Futures Awards Day at Live Casino Hotel in South Philadelphia on May 7.

The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellecutal disAbility Services (DBHIDS) puts on this event yearly to nominate and recognize those who make a difference in the lives of those receiving support through Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services. In addition to an awards presentation, Brighter Futures is a place where individuals with IDA and their families can gather together and learn about various resources within the Philadelphia IDA Community. Among the attendees included representatives from the Philadelphia Police Department, the Philadelphia Water Department, various IDA Providers, including SBR, legal advisors, PA Able, and many more.

SBR looks forwarding to attending this event every year and is always happy to meet with individuals and families and be able to recognize those that make a positive impact on those within the IDA Community.