The lives of others around them have changed as well.
A mother, whose life was an endless routine of feeding, cleaning and changing her bedridden son, now looks up and sees that he is smiling at her.
A father, who regretfully slapped his daughter for wandering alone, has now a means to communicate his concerns without hurting her.
A mother, who was terrified of her moody, aggressive grown up son, now stops to chat with us, while he carries the groceries home.
A mother who faced scorn for tying her little girl to the bed when she went out now proudly takes her shopping.