Remarkable is a small, but mighty company that was formed by two colleagues-turned-friends who wanted to make a change in the disability community.
When we first met, we hit it off right away. We started comparing goals and dreams and our ideas overlapped – it was obvious we should team up. We immediately found ways to work together, beginning with the development and implementation of a wildly successful work training and social skills program. We also shared an entrepreneurial spirit and the dream to one day start our own business.
As the pandemic hit and spread throughout the world in March of 2020, we witnessed firsthand the devastating effect that COVID-19 had on young adults with disabilities. We immediately recognized a significant need for connection, socialization, and mental health support, which was not being met. We knew we had to do something. The organization we were working for didn’t believe in our mission and didn’t see the importance of offering services like these, but we knew how important it was. We tried to explain, but they wouldn’t listen. So as the pandemic raged on, we both made the difficult decision to walk away from our full-time jobs to found Remarkable. And so as the whole world felt like it had been turned upside down, the universe also seemed to have given us the perfect opportunity to finally realize our dreams. And the rest is history.
We knew from the start that our journey together would be filled with adventure and excitement, but we couldn’t predict just how remarkable it would be. Today, we are proud to say that Remarkable has served hundreds of teens and young adults across 25 different states and 3 different countries! We have worked hard to earn the trust of people with disabilities and their families by providing reliable, consistent and meaningful programming and we are so grateful that Remarkable continues to expand across the nation.
Two Truths and a Lie about Sam:
Can you figure out which one is the lie?
Samantha Sehter holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education/Exceptional Student Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in both English and Theatre. With a background in performing arts and drama therapy for special populations, she knows that people learn best when they’re having fun!
Sam is actively involved in the community, having developed programs for, consulted for, and collaborated with many agencies and organizations across South Florida. She specializes in working with adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as assisting families in navigating the system, creating a roadmap, and securing community resources. Samantha is also a First-Generation trained Sibshops instructor, having worked with hundreds of children and teens, helping them to better understand their siblings who have disabilities and find lifelong friendships with peers who really “get it.”
Helping remarkable people find their voices and reach their full potential is her life’s greatest passion. She is committed to helping others overcome barriers in order to live meaningful and fulfilling lives, and believes in embracing differences, celebrating diversity, and treating everyone with respect, kindness, and compassion.
Fun Facts About Sam: Sam loves Broadway, all types of music, reading, dancing, writing poetry, and all things Disney! She also loves to be creative, meet new people, and have fun!
Alison Nyman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Ali holds a Master’s degree from NYU and an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. In addition, Ali has extensive experience providing services to people of all abilities, helping them to lead fulfilling and healthy lives.
Ali relocated back to South Florida in 2016 with the dream of providing social-educational and therapeutic services to adults with disabilities in an inclusive setting that promotes independence and fun. She began a private practice and has been working as a therapist for individuals and families with the goal of self-determination for all, and the belief that everyone has unlimited potential.
Fun Facts About Ali: Ali is a native to South Florida and a die-hard Florida Gators fan. She loves to dance, sing karaoke, do puzzles, and travel. She has a dog named “Lady,” is a coffee enthusiast, and loves to spend time at the beach.
Two Truths and a Lie about Ali:
Can you figure out which one is the lie?
The REMARKABLE Promise
because they make us who we are. We believe in challenging our limits, not limiting our challenges.
We believe that together, we are remarkable.