Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Child Spotlight of the Month: Calan.
When Calan enrolled at Lighthouse, his family expressed that one of their biggest challenges was toileting. It made it challenging to go on outings, be in the car for a long period of time, and the family expressed that this was a priority for them and Calan. Since enrolling at Lighthouse, Calan has made incredible progress with this skill!
Calan’s Progress at Lighthouse Autism Center
Before coming to Lighthouse, Calan struggled with using the bathroom.
Now, he is staying dry while at the center and in the community as well as uses the toilet five to eight times a day!
At home Calan has used the toilet twice in one week independently and has stayed dry while in the car on the way to the center.
Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Perspective
“Calan is doing so well and all of us at Lighthouse Autism Center in Greenfield are so proud of him! He is crushing his goals at the center and at home! We are all so proud of all his success, and so thankful that we get to cheer him on in everything he does!! “
– McKinsey Jessup, Lighthouse Autism Center Program Manager
At LAC, we are seeing incredible progress made by our learners every day.
Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Staff Spotlight of the Month: Andy.
Andy is a Registered Behavior Technician at our Anderson autism center, where he has worked since September of 2021. Andy attended University of Arkansas and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Securities. Andy loves family time, making music, cooking and collecting old records and comics.
What made you decide to apply to Lighthouse?
I had been wanting to move into a career that was more rewarding and fulfilling in nature. I decided to make a complete career change and move into this field. I wish that I would have made that decision many years ago.
What is your favorite part about working at Lighthouse?
Hands down the kiddos. I’ve been pleasantly overwhelmed by the team structure and family atmosphere at Lighthouse Autism Center. But, seeing those faces and watching our clients just light up with every small victory will never get old.
How would you describe your Lighthouse experience?
It’s been pretty awesome. Seeing the kiddos grow and achieve their greatness, that always makes a day better.
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Lighthouse Autism Center plans to take this month to celebrate those with autism through awareness, acceptance and understanding that each individual is as unique and different as each of our fingerprints.
Lighthouse is celebrating through activities that staff and children can participate in such as spirit week, a South Bend Cubs sensory friendly game, a sensory film with Yes Cinema, craft days, friendly center competition with creative autism awareness displays, and so much more!
Autism Awareness and Acceptance
Autism Awareness is special to our Lighthouse team and this month we have committed to celebrating everything that makes autism so wonderfully different.
If you would like to see Lighthouse’s Autism Awareness activities during the month of April, please follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/LighthouseAutismCenter