“When Max was younger, like many other students, he had difficulty with making changes in his schedule or doing unexpected tasks. He has been given a lot of opportunities to learn how to express his feelings and was coached on how to communicate his needs by staff at school, parents and HDESD staff. When this picture was taken, he was very flexible with the changes required and willingly agreed to come to an alternative location to set up for an unscheduled activity. He has matured a lot over the years and will be moving on to Middle school in the fall. As you can see he has a lot of joy in him. I will miss working with him and his family.”
Joyce Brown, Retired HDESD Occupational Therapist, pictured with Max.