I am originally from Coal City in Grundy County and have made Morris my home since 2004. My husband, Ray, is also from Coal City and we have two boys, Dominic (19) and Nicholas (18). Dominic was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. I have learned a lot over the years. Socialization was so important for Dominic when he was young and I was thankful that our small community had resources for him. I’m so proud that Special Connections is in place to support our community, provide special events and activities for our participants, and support our local Special Olympics athletes!
In addition to serving on the board of Special Connections, I am also a board member for Easterseals Joliet Region. Professionally, I work in tech for companies such as Cisco, Box, and Microsoft. I’m always happy to talk with other parents who may need support or are looking for resources. I can be contacted at karenferrero at gmail dot com.