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Chance Four
is a graduate program
for students with special needs.
creating valuable items
and value in themselves
At a loss for what to do for your friend or loved one with special needs?  We have been on an adventure for twenty years now to find answers to the many problems folks with special needs face once they graduate and enter the real world.
We've discovered so many ways that don't work and quite a few that do.


We're helping graduates from programs for students with special needs become entrepreneurs, producing things of real value, from home, to be used as income for the student/worker and fundraisers for the same classrooms that taught them the skills they needed to succeed.

"Help" takes the form of materials to get started, tools, guidance, structure, coaching, instruction, and help to market the finished product.

Contact us if you think you'd like to start a free and independent "Chance Four" in your area. 


Larry Thayer

Special Education Teacher, Retired

Chance Four
101 Washington Street, PMB 207
Grand Haven, MI  49417


"Recycling and re-purposing are so rewarding ...
especially if you're talking about ... people."

Check out the article in the Advance Newspaper:



Corpus Christi Catholic School
Fund Raiser

Click on Story Below
To View Installation Video
(Chance Four members made the large and small signs and garden bench)

Classes coming up !!
Taught by Chance Four Members
Rag Rug Weaving Class
(recycled jeans)
Holland Arts Council
March at Gary Byker Memorial Library, Hudsonville.
check back for dates and times
A student from our last class entered the rug she made in the Hudsonville Fair and won first place!
Come join us.
Find some of the member's items for sale at:

(Click on above to go to auction)

This site is to brag up our members.  Sales and events are "mostly" handled by the members themselves. 

Find the Rollaway Tool Caddy at
Find the story of the Tool Caddy here:

Just in Time for Sneeze Season
Tissue boxes with your logo on them
Logos and medallions interchange in a snap!
Click image to see logos change.

Click image to see sample of logos available.

Some examples of box making and carving

Carved Wooden Spirit Signs


Rubber Band Race Cars
(click on picture to see  "Nash Crash" race cars in action)

And So Much More.  Contact us !!
Thanks to support from:

Dwayne Bloemers – Grand Haven

Gary Byker Memorial Library/Hudsonville

Clover Bar – Grand Haven

Mark Hoffman - Allegan Tech Center

Jim DeVries – Business Agent – Police Officers' Association of Michigan




Byker Memorial Library Butterfly Garden Little Library built and installed by our members.  See video here:


Butterfly Garden Beginnings.  See video here:

our members made the big and little signs, and the park bench.