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Three families struggle to find a home and care for their developmentally disabled daughters

From left, Linda Karins, Susan Nevins and Rusty Kindlon stand above daughters Marci Tymchyn, Allison Nevins and Kelly Kindlon inside the Nevins residence in Guilderland. (Jeff Wilkin photo)
From left, Linda Karins, Susan Nevins and Rusty Kindlon stand above daughters Marci Tymchyn, Allison Nevins and Kelly Kindlon inside the Nevins residence in Guilderland. (Jeff Wilkin photo)
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Some words are beyond the grasp of Allison Nevins. One word she knows is “independence.” Allie is developmentally disabled. At 33, she is friendly, conversational and loves baseball and camping. More than anything, she wants to leave her parents’ Guilderland home and move into her own place with longtime friends Kelly Kindlon, 32, also of Guilderland, and Marci Tymchyn, 31, of Colonie. “We’re like three peas in a pod,” said Allie, who has difficulty walking ...

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