Elaine and her husband, John, raised four children in the West Chester Area School District. They have two sons 28, 25; and 21 year old twin girls; a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. Emily, 21, is a fraternal twin. She currently is working at EBS Healthcare as a clerical assistant. Emily participates in a variety of opportunities at West Chester University, various Special Olympics sports, and a bowling league.
Elaine founded the CCDSIG when Emily was born to reach out to others who were also navigating the new adventures of the Down syndrome world.