In November 2012, JF&CS launched In-Home Behavioral Services, a program for children and youth on the autism spectrum. The goal of this program is to improve children’s behavior at home and in the community by enhancing communication skills and teachings strategies for self-regulation. Services are adjusted to meet the needs of each child and his/her family.
We love hearing from our families about how In-Home Behavioral Services have changed their lives. We recently received this from a mother in our program:
I am the mother of a five-year-old boy with autism. Justin was diagnosed at three and it has been quite the learning curve for me and everyone in my family. We desperately needed assistance in developing the necessary skills to handle certain behaviors. There were many ups and downs, but there came a time when it seemed like things were making a downhill turn. Every time he didn't get his way, Justin started displaying aggressive and self-injurious behaviors. This had proven to have a significant emotional impact on us. There were times I felt completely overwhelmed and helpless as a parent.