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Confidence and Development Gained

Meet one of our amazing ambassadors, Joey!

In 2020, Joey and his family came to Easterseals Michigan after a friend of his mother, Jennifer, recommended the services that Easterseals Michigan provides. Joey, who is on the autism spectrum, receives speech and language therapies, along with autism services, at Easterseals Michigan.

joey by himself in color

“The excitement my son displays when arriving to session tells it all,” Jennifer said. “He’s made immense progress in areas of communication with AAC device, play skills, social interaction, and self-care.”

 Jennifer explains that her son has been receiving services at Easterseals Michigan for two years and the progress that they are still seeing in her son’s development is remarkable.

“We are currently celebrating his expanded interest in new toys,” Jennifer said. “With these accomplishments, his confidence has grown so much.”

Joey serves as one of our Easterseals Michigan Ambassadors. He is an active young man and is now thriving with the help and support of his team at Easterseals and his family.

joey andhis mom

“We were super excited when Joey was asked to become an ambassador,” Jennifer said. “The world of autism is a new adventure for our family & it is so refreshing to receive the patience & compassion from the people at Easterseals Michigan.”

Joey sees his therapists five half-days a week with great success. Members of Joey’s support team have been amazing to assist with Joey’s development and the support that they give to his family.

“My son’s support team give me constant feedback of accomplishments and concerns,” Jennifer said. “They have opened up opportunities for our family to participate in special programs to aid in growth of our family dynamic. When I am in need of extra help, they hold a safe space for me. I am truly honored to be working with them!”

Easterseals Michigan’s autism services strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for the families we serve. Jennifer explained how the parent coaching program has impacted her along with how grateful for Easterseals Michigan she is during these past two years.

“I love being able to share my son’s story and support this amazing organization in any way I can,” Jennifer said. “They have given my family so much and I love having the opportunity to give back.”

To learn more about our autism services, click HERE.

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