Individuals with autism tend to be diverse. Therefore, it is difficult to use words such as all or none when describing this group.
This is Jesse! Jesse has been supported by Autism Services in our Residential Program since 2015. He is very active and has participated in Special Olympic Basketball and Baseball. He has also attended the MHAS 5km Run each year. Jesse loves spending time with his family the most.
When we asked Jesse what he likes best about being supported in his home he said that he loves having a big spacious bedroom with his own smart TV and fridge, and that we have different things to entertain him like Netflix and board games, and he likes having a cool roommate!
When we asked Jesse what he likes about having staff there to help him when he needs it he said that some staff are fun, play games, take him places he wants to go, buy him treats, and staff help him do things better for himself like making breakfast, baking, and cooking. We love having Jesse as part of our Autism Services’ family!