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“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.

Shared Living Provider - Upper Valley

Job Code 1001
Date Posted March 07, 2019
Program Shared Living Provider - Upper Valley
Hours / Week 0
Description

Shared Living Provider in the Upper Valley sought for a creative young man who experiences life as an individual on the Autism Spectrum.  This young man is energetic, curious, and working to develop his independent living skills.  He would like to find a person, ideally a single male, whom either has a trailer or a mother-in-law apartment on their property.  He enjoys being outside, mediation, and gardening.  The right candidate will have experience supporting persons on the autism spectrum, is patient, and has an understanding of trauma-informed care.  A generous tax-free stipend and respite budget accompany this young man.

For more information, please contact HCRS Program Development Manager Tracy Jackson at 802-886-4567 x.2781 or tjackson@hcrs.org.

 

HCRS is a private non-profit community mental health and developmental services center serving residents of Windham and Windsor counties.

Required Skills
Education
Location Upper Valley
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