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Meet Alex and Amanda Bair

Alex and Amanda Bair of Adams County met a decade ago while working at a Walmart in Gettysburg. A combined interest in the Adams County Special Olympics helped nurture their friendship. Eventually, the two moved into an apartment with a caregiver.

Alex, 42, is still employed at Walmart and Amanda, 32, completed the foodservice development program through South Central Community Action Programs and works at Arendtsville Elementary School. Four years ago, they got married and now live in their home in Biglerville.

The Bairs were the first couple to secure independent living through assistance from The Arc of Adams County. About 20 individuals with disabilities are now living on their own with support from The Arc.

Learn more about the Bairs and other individuals who have benefited from this independent living program, in “Program helps people with special needs ‘fly like eagles’,” by Ashley Andyshak Hayes.