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Operating Support for Personal Advocacy and Lifetime Support (PALS)

The NLM Family Foundation provided support to PALS, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help parents and other caregivers establish and maintain a lifetime plan for a safe and secure future for their loved one with special needs. Many families with an individual with special needs often express concern over what will happen to their loved when they are gone. PALS believes that the best guarantee of a safe and secure future for individuals with special needs is a circle of caring, committed friends, family members, supporters, and professionals actively involved in their lives. The cornerstone of PALS is a Personal Support Network, which consists of people who make a long term commitment to be in a voluntary relationship with individuals with special needs.