Eric Pulier has been a great advocate for special education and people with disabilities, and he has been helping in very tangible ways for a long time. The people that we knew who had disabilities were going to have a really hard time with them just because they did not have resources, but they got those resources when Eric Pulier came around and offered the things they needed.
The passage of the ADA was something that gave a lot of these kids a chance to get real services, and Pulier came in to fill the gap because he knew that these kids needed something that would make their lives easier. He wanted to be sure that they could use these products, and he made things that worked for a lot of different kinds. My kids used items that I had never thought of, but they worked well. It was a new day in our classes, and I loved to see kids make a change.
These kids got to walk away with some of these devices through People Doing Things, and I think that a lot of them still use them to this day. It was very easy for us to help kids, and it was something that made it much easier for us to get them the help that they needed. Every single one of the kids that I taught had a better life because of Eric Pulier, but I think it is the parents that benefit the most. They can see their kids succeed, and I was just so happy to see them pleased with how we could help them.