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Just Married: Couple Overcomes Barriers to Independent Living

Oct 27, 2022 | 6:00 AM

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The Breton Ability Centre would like to congratulate newlyweds Caitlin Fox and Jeremy Gallant and wishes them well on their journey to living independently.

Fox who has autism, and Gallant who has cerebral palsy worked towards this milestone for a long time. Despite Hurricane Fiona, the couple made their vows on October 1st.

The two originally met through Autism Cape Breton in 2008, before being referred to the Centre’s Person Directed Planning Pilot Program to help them achieve their goal of living independently and getting married.

“The PDP program offers a customizable experience for the individuals who participate in it. Once Caitlin and Jeremy had the information, they needed they were empowered to make decisions their own way.” says, support worker Grace Chisholm. ” I am proud to see that the two are now happily married and eager to start their lives together.” Chisholm assisted the couple with securing housing and employment.

The couple’s goal was encouraged by their mothers who both believe that just because they have varying abilities doesn’t mean they shouldn’t experience living independently.

Harman Singh, the CEO of the Breton Ability Centre says Caitlin and Jeremy’s story is a testament to the power of offering the right supports to individuals with varying abilities and he hopes their story will serve as an inspiration to others.

According to their website, The Breton Ability Centre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with varying abilities to achieve their hopes and dreams.


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