Charles Bergamo is actively involved in the area of Planning for Individuals with special needs. He serves on the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities and as Chairperson to the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services West Regional Advisory Council. These are advisory positions and voluntary. He is also actively involved in his daughter’s disability organization (Syngap 1). In addition, he spoken to national groups on the issues surrounding Planning for Individuals with special needs. As the parent of a child with special needs, his goal and passions are to pass that knowledge along to similarly situated individuals to help those families provide for and take care of the person they love.