Our Story

Our Beginnings


In 1994, my husband and I adopted twin boys who were then 3 years old. We soon discovered that they had severe developmental delays and would require special education. Upon investigation we realized that no special needs program was available on Abaco. Working with Reverend Stan Kolasa of St. Francis De Sales Church and Dr. S. Kossack of Florida International University, and with the support of generous donors and other families with children who have similar needs, “Every Child Counts” was born.  Evelyn Major, Founder and Administrator of Every Child Counts.

Our Vision

To foster a mentality where people of different abilities are accepted and integrated into their community to the best of their potential.