Elaine and her husband, John, raised four children in the West Chester Area School District. Emily, a fraternal twin, was born with Down syndrome in 1997. She currently is working at EBS Healthcare as a clerical assistant and in the Best Buds program creating flower arrangements. 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.