In this video, a mother whose son is on the autism spectrum speaks about what the New Directions program experience meant to not just to her son, but to her entire family. Though her son was close to young adulthood, it was challenging for her to be away from him. She quickly realized the therapists and support staff had a great deal of respect for her son and that they genuinely liked him. This realization allowed her to relax into the situation. She also learned a lot about what her son’s personal definition of friendship and speaks about how New Directions helped him to alter his construct of what a friend is to help him transition into living on his own. She ends with a heartwarming story about the friendships he made at New Directions and how they have carried on into his adult life.
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