Along with discovering his passions and talents, Austin’s behavior has improved with help from the staff at HRS of Cecil County, who helped him control his impulses by using coping mechanisms and simply listening to his concerns.
And though Austin may not love going to school, his parents say he is willing to go and to put in the necessary work—a huge shift from a couple of years ago. “In the past, we could not get him to go or do the assigned work,” his parents said. “But he has benefited from smaller class sizes and by being around others with similar issues.”
Not only is Austin more engaged with school, but he’s also made changes at home. He demonstrates more positive behaviors, he has eliminated violent outbursts, and he gets along well with everyone in his family. The Swoffers are thankful for the work that HRS of Cecil County has put in with Austin.
“The staff cares about the students, and they work hard to make sure the students are successful.”