Brian Bradley Joins LARC Board of Directors

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces that Brian Bradley has joined its board of directors.  Established in 1954, LARC’s mission is to empower and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to reach their full potential.

Bradley attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated from the University of Florida, where he received his Master of Architecture degree.  His master’s thesis was “Residential facilities for the developmentally disabled.”  He has practiced architecture for the past 31 years and designed the administration building at LARC and the renovations of campus buildings and group homes to make them more accessible.  Bradley works for Lee Health in facilities administration.  He previously served on the board of directors of Manasota ARC.

“The Bradley family has been a part of the fabric of our organization almost since the inception,” said Austin Clinton, president of the LARC board of directors. “Brian’s sister, who was born with Down syndrome, participated in our programs for more than 30 years.  His parents, Dr. James L. and Ann Bradley, supported LARC’s programs and donated Ann Bradley’s parents’ home to LARC after they passed.  It now serves as a group home for individuals with disabilities.  Brian’s brother, Roger, served as LARC’s executive director for 31 years.”

“My parents were encouraged to put my sister in an institution,” said Bradley.  “At that time, there were no opportunities for education for her.  But they chose to raise her at home with her six siblings.   She wasn’t treated differently and had opportunities to be a part of our community,” said Bradley.  “It is important to me to serve on LARC’s board because of their success empowering those with developmental disabilities, like my sister, to work and have happy, fulfilling lives in our community.”

LARC is a training center for success for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. LARC serves more than 300 individuals annually, and participants range in age from 14 to 77.  LARC offers vocational training, community residential services, and a vast array of other state-of-the-art community inclusion services on a full-time, year-round basis.  LARC’s main campus is located at 2570 Hanson Street, Fort Myers.  LARC also operates two Residential Group Homes located in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers.

To learn more about LARC, visit www.larcleecounty.org or contact Angela Katz, Interim Executive Director, at 239-334-6285 x229 or angelakatz@larcleecounty.org.

About LARC

Established in 1954, LARC Inc.’s mission is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to reach their full potential. LARC is a 501(c)3 that provides programs and services for approximately 300 local men and women annually. The non-profit offers youth programs, vocational training, community residential services, and a vast array of other state-of-the-art community inclusion services on a full-time, year-round basis.  LARC’s main campus is located at 2570 Hanson Street, Fort Myers.  LARC also operates two Residential Group Homes located in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers.

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