Sometimes the road of life takes a unexpected turn, which that was the case for Hurley Alderman. After beating a life threatening episode he wanted to give back for being given a second chance. Hurley started his new journey as a devoted volunteer for a young adult social group with clients who had developmental disabilities. This group of twenty young adults would meet and have time for athletic activities and fellowship. Thereafter, Hurley decided to branch out feeling his knowledge and love for those with special needs was better suited for one on one mentoring. Hurley has worked with Down Syndrome,Fragile X,Dystonia, Williamson’s Disease along with different levels of children impacted by Autism. Hurley has a lot of hands on experience with clients and supporting families and continues to learn how to incorporate the strategies of RDI into his work. He loves to joke around and is very charismatic! This helps his clients feel at ease which makes the outings very fun and light hearted as well as a learning experience.