May 10, 1999
These stories were written by learners at Woodstock & District Developmental Services, in Woodstock, Ontario. This is a nonprofit agency which provides a range of services designed to enable people with developmental disabilities to successfully participate in community life.
Warren Jollymore is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, from a family of three children. He takes literacy classes twice a week and his reading and writing have improved immensely. He is a handyman of all trades at Trillium Place in Woodstock.
I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I have two brothers Micheal lives in Woodstock and Roy lives in London. My Mom lives with my brother Mike. I am 49 years old and I live in a townhouse called Trillium Place. We live in a co-op housing and everyone has a say in what happens here. I cut grass for my neighbour and for a house beside me.
I worked fulltime for the sentinel review. I worked there 5 years and I am a jack of all trades. I loved my job there and I had a lot of friends there. Unfortunately, I got a job paying more money, and had to leave. I take literacy at trillium place and am learning to read a lot better.