Meet the best friends and first residents in a special-needs community for adults in D-FW

By | December 19th, 2017|

This December, thousands of young North Texans will anxiously await letters of early acceptance to universities across the country. But not Michael Poston and Chris Wheeler. They already know where they’ll land when they leave the nest next summer.

Michael, 22, and Chris, 21, will be the first residents, and roommates, at Daymark Living, a soon-to-open community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Waxahachie.

They’re stoked.

Daymark Living isn’t exclusively for college-aged adults. It’s designed to be a home for young people whose siblings, friends and peers are transitioning from high school to the adult world.

When Michael’s dad, John Poston, dropped off Michael’s twin sister, Margot, at the airport for her first year of college, he returned home to find Michael in the same spot he’d been in when they left, sitting on the sofa, watching videos on his smartphone. John knew his youngest son deserved to experience life as a great adventure, just like his other children.

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