Xavier’s Story of Autism Care

Diagnosed with Autism at only two years old, Xavier has always struggled to communicate and connect with the world around him. His parents knew little about the autism spectrum or what hurdles would lie ahead of them as a family.

As Xavier got older, his difficulties with expressing himself continued to increase and often led to him acting aggressively toward others. Carla, Xavier’s mom, knew they needed help from professionals.

Over the last 12 years, the caring staff who work in Judson Center’s Autism Connections program have helped Xavier find his voice. Now 15 years old and taller than his mom, Xavier communicates with the assistance of a tablet and has learned to manage his emotions. He has spent several years participating in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and has learned new skills with Jess, his Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Carla says, “Judson Center has been a miracle for us. They’re like family. They’ve changed his world and our world. It’s clear they want Xavier to lead a fulfilling life. And I think that’s what they want for all of their clients.”

Story: Xavier