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In 1964, Alyce Morris Winston was a sought-after model married to a successful businessman. When their adopted son, Jeffrey, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, Alyce’s world fell apart. Jeffrey’s illness took a toll on her marriage, eventually causing Alyce to divorce. Moving to Los Angeles after securing a job with Max Factor, Alyce became frustrated when she wasn’t able to find qualified daycare for Jeffrey. With the desire to give her son a better life and looking for the companionship of other parents with special needs children, Alyce quit her “day job” and went on to found the award-winning Los Angeles-based non-profit, Jeffrey Foundation. Now celebrating 47 Years, the Jeffrey Foundation, offers high-quality programming and support services helping both children and families meet the challenges posed by developmental disabilities and illness (muscular dystrophy, autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, multiple handicaps), in utero drug exposure, crippling accidents, poverty, abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Today, the Foundation offers a wide range of programs for children and youth with special needs (0-22 & up) and their families, as well as a host of inclusion programs. For more information, Visit: thejeffreyfoundation.org.