Will “The Thrill” Clark brings the experience of a 15-year MLB playing career to his role as a father. Clark retired, in part, to devote himself to his 16-year-old son Trey, who is autistic. “I thought I had a lot of patience playing baseball, waiting for pitches, stuff like that. But this is a whole different kind of patience I’ve had to learn,” says Clark. “Basic social and safety skills – saying hello, looking both ways before crossing the street – have to be taught and re-taught and taught again. The journey is long and often exhausting.” But if anyone ever had the “Will to win,” the ongoing challenges that come with autism, it would be Clark.
For 60 years, HOPE Services works to assist individuals with developmental disabilities so that they can live and participate fully in their communities. We provide a wide range of employment and job training programs, day programs, mobility training, professional counseling, children’s and senior services, and community living services for over 3,100 children, adults, and seniors and their families each year.
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