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Fifteen years ago, Adam Menden was like many of the other students at Mankato West High School; he went to class and participated in activities. He was even manager of the West High football team. But Adam was unlike some students in other ways; he enjoyed school, loved interacting with teachers and friends. “One thing about Adam,” his mom Mary Jo says, “is that he has always been very social. He loves to interact with other people.”
There was one other thing that set him apart, Adam was born with Down Syndrome. So when it came time for him to leave high school and the daily interaction he had with students and teachers there, the Menden family knew they had to find a way to keep him engaged in life.