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For Immediate Release

Surviving Transitions

Children Adapt at the Wilmington Child Development Center

Wilmington, N.C., February 20, 2019

Little Jaxson has come a long way thanks to the support at Easterseals UCP. Jaxson, who is three-years-old and living with autism, has transitioned quite well through some challenging times including Hurricane Florence.

jaxsonAfter Hurricane Florence damaged the Easterseals UCP Child Development Center in Wilmington, staff and children used a temporary office space to continue working and learning.  Through it all, Jaxson adapted along with other preschoolers. Now, children and staff are back at the new and improved center and enjoying their old, yet new surroundings. 

Through autism services, Jaxson works on many skills including communicating with his augmentative device. 

Marcie Jaquish, Wilmington Child Development Center Director, said, “He especially loves to prompt you to sing, The Itsy Bitsy Spider!”  She said staff, students and parents are happy to be slowly getting back to a new normal.

At Easterseals UCP, early intervention is important. The Wilmington Child Development Center is an all-inclusive center serving typical and special needs children. An integrated approach allows typical peers to learn empathy and build their self-esteem by becoming helpers and leaders in the classroom. Find out more about Easterseals UCP Children's Services.

Easterseals UCP provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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