The McIntyre’s moved to Cleveland in July, 2011 and after some deliberation on which program their non-verbal, autistic son Jayden should be in, he found a home at the Lee University Developmental Inclusion Center (LUDIC) in November of that year. In a very short amount of time Jayden started making progress. He was using some sign language (more, all done, I love you, & help), making sounds (letters & animals), using words (no, daddy, kitty, his sister’s name, Jasmine, thank you and Popi), and wrote his name for the first time.
David came to The Refuge not knowing how to read anything. Through hard work and dedication over the course of a year, David can now read full sentences, paragraphs, texts and books!