Over the years, we’ve created hundreds of success stories. Our students have gone on to become productive, contributing members of the communities where they live. We’d like to introduce you to just a few of them.
Jimmy: From Precocious Child To Successful Adult
At age seven, Jimmy could read, write and do math. But he spent his days screaming, flapping his hands and spinning in panic. He was a danger to himself and destructive to his environment. Doctors were sympathetic, but could not help.
Jimmy was turned down by 23 different programs before his parents discovered Linwood. He was 11 when he enrolled in our school and residential program and spent 10 years there before gently transitioning into our adult services. He now receives both residential and employment support and is a semi-independent adult.
Today, Jimmy lives in a beautiful home in a quiet suburban neighborhood and works full-time at Wal-Mart as the head “cart man.” He’s been there for twelve years. Just as important, the negative and frightening “autistic behaviors” are gone. He has a delightful personality and is well-loved by family, staff and coworkers.
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