“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.
HCRS is one of 10 state-designated community mental health agencies in the State, created to serve the mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability needs of Vermonters. The Agency has been around for over 45 years, shaping lives, and helping Vermonters in Windham and Windsor counties to live life to its fullest. We continue to support the ongoing needs of our communities.
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For more information about planned giving to HCRS, please contact the Development Office at (802) 886-4500.
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HCRS, Office of Development
390 River Street
Springfield, VT 05156