GRANITE BAY VIEW
e all can remem-ber our firstencounter withsomeone who was “dif-ferent.”In grade school Iremember Joy, a blue-eyed girl I often encoun-tered during recess. Irecall she always woresweatpants and a sweat-shirt and was a lot like thecharacter Corky on “LifeGoes On.” I rememberfeeling awkward andunsure of how to play with her.Nowadays, I see more young people are com-fortable with those withdifferent abilities.I wonder if locally some of those improvedattitudes are due to theoutreach done by A Touch of Understanding.The Granite Bay non-profit was founded with aunique mission of mak-ing students aware of thechallenges faced by those with physical and mentaldisabilities. While many programs cater solely tothe disabled, ATOUbridges the gap by help-ing the broader commu-nity understand how thedisabled are different, butalso how they are thesame.The organization cele-brated its 15th anniver-sary last month, and thismonth marks theirbiggest event of the year,the Access to Care Fair atBayside church. Whether you need atune-up for your wheel-chair, want to hearexperts speak on autismor would like to expose your children to some of the disability awarenessactivities that will beavailable, check out thisunique event April 21.
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Erika and Bill Schweickert, Jr. of Capital City Solar.
COVER PHOTO BY ANNE STOKES
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Seeing through another’s eyes
Nonprofit founded in Granite Bay raisesawareness on disabilities.
14Granite Bay’s connection to this year’sPillsbury Bake-Off.
The real estate story in the March issue misidentified Jason Mataon page 23. He is the Branch Manager of Vitek Mortgage.
Nonprofit bridges the gap
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(near Peet’s Coffee & Tea)
Call in orders recommended for take-out or if you plan to dine-in at one of the tables in the Market Hall