The person behind our name is Evan. Ms. Bowie-Young had known him for many years. In the beginning, she was his respite care provider. When she began her career in education, he became her student. Evan was non-verbal but he had ways of using his “voice”. He was inquisitive, loving, and full of life. He had the most full and beautiful head of curly red hair. He loved music and interacting with everyone he came in contact with. Due to his significant medical needs, he passed away in March of 2008. He was so loved and is greatly missed. This Center will continue in his memory in order to help those who participate here to find and use their voice.