Austin State Supported Living Center

I want to thank you for the wonderful article in the Daily Texan — “Student volunteers disappointed by potential closure of Austin State Supported Living Center.”  

My brother who has Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s dementia has been living at Austin State Supported Living Center since 2007. He receives excellent care from the physicians, dentist, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, chaplain and direct care staff at this specialty care center at Austin State Supported Living Center.

I am very grateful that so many student volunteers share their time with our loved ones who live at Austin State Supported Living Center.  

I attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1962 until graduation in 1966, and I volunteered at Austin State Supported Living Center (formerly known as Austin State School) while I was a student. I know the joy it brings to one’s life to be able to share a daily activity with a resident of Austin State Supported Living Center.

Please thank Eleanor Dearman, Rachel Lew, Rachel Zein and all of the staff at The Daily Texan for an excellent article.  

I plan to share this excellent article with the current state legislators.

— Nona Rogers, in response to the Wednesday news article titled “Student volunteers disappointed by potential closure of Austin State Supported Living Center.”