Jeremiah’s Story of Autism Care

When Jeremiah was three, his mother, Amina, noticed something different about him. She thought he may have a speech delay, but after taking Jeremiah for an evaluation, he was diagnosed with autism.

After the initial shock of the diagnosis, Amina’s first thought was, “What can I do to help my child?” Shortly after, she discovered Judson Center’s Autism Connections program where Jeremiah began attending Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).

Over the last five years, Amina has been receiving parent training that helps her navigate Jeremiah’s autism as she’s watching him overcome so many challenges. She says, “Judson Center played a huge part in Jeremiah’s transformation.” She is grateful for the staff who go out of their way to care for her son.

Eventually, Jeremiah has learned to talk. Amina says, “It brought tears to my eyes to hear my child call me mama.”

Now, on most days, you’ll find ten-year-old Jeremiah snuggled up to his mom, immersed in activities with his friends, or playing with his toy trains. It’s been a long journey, but thanks to Judson Center’s care, Amina and Jeremiah are now walking hand-in-hand toward the light at the end of the tunnel.

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