The Copeland Family’s Story
Main Street is the vision of Jillian and Scott Copeland whose son, Nicolas, has developmental disabilities. Nicolas, now 17, began having seizures at the age of 8 months. While his seizures are currently controlled, Nicolas’ neurological diagnosis creates global challenges as a young adult. After successfully founding the highly-regarded Diener School 10 years ago to fill the unmet need for children with social and educational challenges, Jillian turned her attention to another critical void – housing choices and community engagement opportunities for adults with disabilities. Together with Scott, who is an affordable housing developer, they conceived Main Street, an affordable, accessible, and integrated environment where individuals with developmental disabilities and others will live and thrive together.