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The following testimonials are letters that the New Directions For Young Adult team members have received from students and their families.  Names and identifying information have been changed to protect confidentiality.

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New Directions for Young Adults Blog: NDFYA Patent Testimonial - Our son is 1000% better

NDFYA Patent Testimonial - Our son is 1000% better

Hi Michael, My wife and I wanted to write and say thank you. When you said to us in 2013 that our son will be 1000% better, I thought, if he just gets 50% better I would be happy. One year later he ...
New Directions Parent
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: NDFYA Parent Testimonial - Moving On to Independence

NDFYA Parent Testimonial - Moving On to Independence

Dear Drew and Michael, We wanted to inform you that our son will be moving in August. It is with mixed feelings that we have made this decision with him. However, his dad and I are looking forward ...
New Directions Parent
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: New Directions has been a Godsend for my son.

New Directions has been a Godsend for my son.

New Directions has been a Godsend for my son. My son suffers from Aspergers and all its related complications. He had almost Never lived away from me or his mother until he went to New Directions. ...
New Directions Parent
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: New Directions is an excellent program

New Directions is an excellent program

We are so fortunate to have you and the other talented professionals at New Directions in our son's life. The improvement in his behavior, along with the insight into what will best achieve his ...
New Directions Parent
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: New Directions helped me learn how to work smarter

New Directions helped me learn how to work smarter

"I’ve often heard that because of my developmental disabilities I must work harder to succeed. Hard work is a good start, but smart work seems to be smarter. I am a member of the International ...
New Directions Student
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: New Directions has been a lifesaver for us.

New Directions has been a lifesaver for us.

I just wanted to let you know how amazing you have been. New Directions has been a lifesaver for us. My son was non functional for over 4 years, we tried but had no idea how to help him. You have ...
New Directions Parent
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: The Structure and Support Our Son Needed to Move Forward

The Structure and Support Our Son Needed to Move Forward

As you know, our son has been at New Directions for just over two months. Originally we had been told by the folks at his previous wilderness program not to expect as much communication once our son ...
Parent (Father) From Connecticut
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: New Directions absolutely matched its name and goals for our son

New Directions absolutely matched its name and goals for our son

New Directions absolutely matched its name and goals for our son. The turnaround was amazing. Our personal interaction with our son greatly improved. In the past, it was nearly impossible to have a ...
Family from Florida (Received after son has been in Program three months)
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Four Months to Self Confidence!

Four Months to Self Confidence!

A caring, talented young man whose development path in life was blockaded by his wall of anxieties. This young man, our 18 year son, we entrusted to New Directions. The initial feedback of resistance ...
New Directions Parents From Long Island (After Son in NDFYA for four months)
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Amazing Change Emotional & Physical Change!

Amazing Change Emotional & Physical Change!

Just a brief note to let you know how my entire family noticed a great change and maturity in my son. I cannot adequately express my appreciation for all the progress he has been made these last two ...
Parents from NY (After Son was in New Directions for two months)
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Very Challenging 18 Year Old Girl Thrives at New Directions

Very Challenging 18 Year Old Girl Thrives at New Directions

We are the parents of a very challenging 18 year old girl. She has tried on five high schools and an equal number of residential treatment centers for diagnosed bipolar, borderline and histrionic ...
New Directions Parents (from Tampa, 2012)
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Son Resistant to Help Thrives at New Directions

Son Resistant to Help Thrives at New Directions

Our son has a complicated history. He has been very resistant to getting help and we have had some negative experiences with other programs. We have been extremely impressed by Dr. Rubin’s ...
Family from Chicago
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: I came to New Directions to get back on track

I came to New Directions to get back on track

I have had difficulties with my family and school for a long time. I came to New Directions to get back on track. At first, I did not want to come. I didn't want to participate in counseling. After ...
Student From Ohio
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: NDFYA Parent Testimonial - Progression

NDFYA Parent Testimonial - Progression

Good Afternoon All, It is with great pleasure to let you know that my daughter is on several job interviews today at a mental health job fair. She keeps progressing beyond my wildest dreams. She ...
New Directions Parent
New Directions for Young Adults Blog: Positive changes that we never dreamed were possible.

Positive changes that we never dreamed were possible.

It is with great pleasure that I write about our experience with New Directions for Young Adults. New Directions has given us so much help for our eighteen year old daughter. We moved to Florida from ...
New Directions Parent

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