Caring for a sibling with developmental disabilities can be a lifetime commitment

Katie Ketter loves to joke around at least a couple times a week with her big sister, Ashley Baldwin.

“Recently we started swimming together at the Y,” Baldwin, 27, of Appleton, said of Ketter, 24. “Katie will stop over on the weekends and I help her print out her pictures; she just got a new camera.”

At the end of November, Ketter, who is cognitively disabled, also began a new stage of life — she’s moving out of her parent’s Appleton home and into a privately run adult family home in Darboy.

“She loves it,” Baldwin said. “She’s staying pretty active in the community and she’s still really involved in Special Olympics and Arc (Fox Cities) activities. She’s really doing well.”

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