When five-year-old Cole and his loving parents Stephanie and Peter came to JF&CS, they faced several challenges. Cole, who has a form of autism spectrum disorder, had difficulties with eating and toilet training, staying safe, and following verbal requests. His parents found it hard to engage him in day-to-day activities and brushing his teeth or sitting down for dinner could bring on a tantrum.
Today, Cole is a thriving, active little boy who, like many other children his age, enjoys playing games on his mother’s iPad. Stephanie and Peter are thrilled by his progress – from an explosion in his spontaneous speech to his ability to transition between activities and act independently. His home is a happier place, thanks to JF&CS In-Home Behavioral Services.
“The gains we made in such a short time are incredible,” said Stephanie. “JF&CS helped with things I didn’t even realize we could get help with. From the get go, our therapist could connect with Cole and get into his world.”
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