My adult son arrived at LDI 9 years ago on the recommendation of his psychologist. For most of his childhood our family moved often across the country and overseas. Through these many years and changes of schools and communities, our journey was filled with new doctors, new school systems, continuous special testing, frustrated teachers, and inconsistent diagnoses, disappointing job searches, and having to meet and make new friends. However there were also great times for my son, learning about new cultures, enjoying family trips, and participating in many sports.
As he entered LDI, it was evident that the program staff and administrators understood his challenges. Through all of their efforts, individual attention, and lots of persistence my son matured at LDI due to his experiences and excellent support there: he now has a job with benefits, manages his own complex medical needs, is responsible for maintaining his car and insurance and paying most of his living expenses.
He leads a very independent life! We will continue to work with LDI for some support in the areas of social growth and financial planning.