Justin, age 17, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. When he entered foster at age 14, he felt scared, lost, and different. His Social Worker at NAC suggested that he give therapy a try. He was skeptical and nervous about the prospect of talking about his emotions, but now feels that therapy at NAC is the biggest key to his improvement. Justin began inviting his foster mother to his sessions so she could get a better understanding of him, and their relationship has changed dramatically. Justin’s therapy at NAC changed his outlook on his life, and himself. He has more confidence and, as a result, his grades improved, he made new friends and recently joined a sled hockey team. Best of all, Justin was adopted by his foster parents at age 16. .
Today Justin’s future looks bright: he was accepted to several colleges and plans to begin his studies at City Tech in the fall of 2021. Until then, he’s finishing up an internship and looking for more work to apply his recently completed retail and customer service training with The Door.