History

The Roots of a Dream

Rachel Bloom started out teaching Special Education in New York, Virginia, Wisconsin and Oregon. The wide range of experiences she got in those diverse settings gave her a clear picture of what was not being done and what was possible. She saw the gap in opportunities available for disabled adults and determined to create a place that championed these under-served people.

Rachel found Full Life 12 years ago and has built a solid, well-recognized and awarded organization that helps everyone reach their potential for a happy, productive and full life. Imaginative programs, skilled staff and a caring community of friends and families have made Full Life an energetic, ever-growing and essential presence in the area.

Everyone has a place in this world. Everyone deserves a chance to thrive — a chance at a full life. That's Rachel's vision for Full Life. It's a dream that comes true in a new way every day.