As we look back on 2020 at CEID (and throughout our world) we are certain to recall the tremendous disruptions and remarkable adaptations to what we had once believed to be our common way of life. At CEID we began the year with the excitement of celebrating 40 years of service to our community and a desire to reflect on where we have come and where will we go. Faced with an extraordinarily different kind of year, we have been reminded, as so many people and organizations have in 2020, of our roots and core values. Throughout shifts this year, we have relied on those hallmarks of CEID to guide us as we make decisions and determine actions. The strong commitment to meet individual needs, while using the strength of collaboration, and our firm belief in the value of connection for all people, grounded us, as it always has, to keep meeting needs as a team with our students, families and patients at the center of those determinations.
There is not just one hero at CEID, we are surrounded by them. Our students, patients and their families - these are the heroes at the heart of CEID. We are surrounded by an incredible caring community of professionals, friends, donors, sponsors and supporters who understand the value of a strong and early start. These groups have allowed CEID to build community and connection for 40 years. This caring community supports, advocates, adapts and meets varying needs every step of the way. With that bedrock to ground us, the future for CEID remains bright. We look toward a new era of service with increased collaboration and expanding access and impact.
Thank you for celebrating with us this year in honor of our 40th Anniversary. Your support, in all ways, sustains the continuation of our exemplary programs. Your investment in CEID ensures our future and the success for all of our students, patients and their families.