For years, Judith and her family wrestled with the challenges of ensuring their son Raymond, who has an autism diagnosis, received the support he desperately needed. His behavioral issues weighed heavily on the entire family. However, a glimmer of hope emerged when they enrolled in Targeted Case Management  (TCM).

Through TCM, dedicated case managers work closely with clients to assess their needs, create customized care plans, coordinate services, monitor progress, and advocate for necessary resources. TCM aims to empower parents to be their child’s greatest advocate and to safely work through challenges – even if every day feels like another crisis – so their child can remain at home and school.

Before discovering TCM, the family felt lost in their efforts to access crucial services for Raymond. Despite their tireless advocacy, navigating the complex healthcare system seemed like an insurmountable task. “I felt completely lost,” Judith said. “We couldn’t find the right therapy or assistance for his behavioral struggles.”

Everything changed when they were introduced to Teanna, their dedicated case manager through TCM. With her expertise and unwavering support, barriers began to crumble, opening doors to much-needed resources. “Teanna came into our lives and truly saved the day,” Judith reflects gratefully. “I can’t imagine where we’d be without her.”

Teanna’s impact went beyond merely facilitating access to services; she became a source of guidance and comfort for the family. From arranging crucial meetings to providing compassionate reassurance, Teanna played a pivotal role in their journey towards healing and progress.

Thanks to Teanna’s assistance, Raymond was able to enroll in Devereux, an organization dedicated to helping individuals with autism thrive by nurturing their interests, strengths, and social connections. Additionally, after years of trying, Judith finally secured Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Raymond, a milestone they had long dreamed of achieving. ABA Therapy, a scientifically proven method, empowers individuals with autism to enhance their skills and manage their behaviors, fostering greater independence.

Now, Judith reflects on how her family dynamic has undergone a remarkable transformation for the better. Returning home is now a joyous occasion, filled with moments of genuine connection with their son, Raymond. Their bond is blossoming into a meaningful relationship, fulfilling a longing they’ve held for years.

Judith offers heartfelt advice to others grappling with similar challenges: “Trust the process, believe in your child, and have faith in the path you’re on—it does get better.” She stresses the importance of perseverance and optimism, acknowledging that while the road may be challenging, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.