Ashley Bradshaw was awarded the Star of Independence Award at The Arc’s 50th Anniversary Gala in October 2014. Ashley has pursued her dream of living on her own since she came to Virginia after she lost her grandmother. She met with INSIGHT staff and her Case Manager describing her vision of what she wanted her life to look like. She asked questions, formulated plans and worked hard to develop the skills she would need to live out her dreams. This has been a courageous journey with obstacles, joys and sorrows along the way but Ashley has kept a positive attitude throughout the process. It has been a joy to watch her reach her goals of independence as she moved to the SLP program this year. Thank you, Ashley, for reminding all of us that dreams can come true.