Thanks to you, 10-year-old Gabe (and his parents) can sleep through the night. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have challenges ranging from social-interaction difficulties, sleep dysfunctions, and repetitive behaviors. Josie and Jim’s 10-year-old son, Gabe, had similar symptoms, but it took them 10 years to get a diagnosis. “It’s been an ongoing battle because
Jacob likes technology, strategy games and science fiction, but he spends a lot of time alone, and has trouble making friends. When you give to Highfields, you help students like Jacob find a place to fit in. Jacob is an introvert. He’s shy and likes to keep to himself by reading quietly or writing
Vernia and James were tired of arguing with their kids. It was time to try something different. Thanks to your support of Highfields, they found a solution that works for their family. Vernia and James were fighting a losing battle at home. Their children were getting rebellious – lying, sneaking out of the house,
The opioid epidemic is gripping our nation. More than two million Americans have become dependent or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. Amanda didn’t want to become another statistic. Thanks to you, she received support she desperately needed. Amanda was introduced to heroin when she was just 26 years old. At the time,
Children with special needs have many challenges to overcome, and need extra care. Thanks to your support of Highfields, children like Lilly and Alden have more opportunities to help them learn and grow. Rachel and her husband are raising two children with special needs. Lilly is 9-years-old and is diagnosed with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Oppositional
Highfields’ Wraparound Facilitator Evan Wing is on a mission to change the world, one family at a time. Evan Wing is driven to help those less fortunate than himself. Growing up, he saw friends go through tough situations and wished he could do more for them. It inspired him to go into the field
Bry'Kel shared his poem "Things I Am Thankful For" at Highfields' Thanksgiving Dinner. The lyrics and rhymes are inspired by his work in the music program. I am thankful for the birds that fly and even the darkness that clouds the skies, for this darkness opens my eyes and the birds free my mind.
When you grow up around drugs, crime, and violence, how can you avoid it? How can you separate yourself from your environment and break the cycle? This is what Dacorius struggles with every day. Even though he’s made mistakes in his past, he wants to set a good example for his younger brother.
Physical activity promotes positive mental health, and can improve concentration, memory, and classroom behavior among teenagers. We encourage our students to exercise at Highfields through sports, recreation time, now our new fitness program, CrosSeal. We’re always looking for unique ways to personalize our students’ treatment plans to fit their needs. When Highfields President/CEO,
Thanks to your support, Tina and Charlie have peace of mind. Tina and Charlie are not the same people they used to be. Two years ago, they were drinking and fighting a lot, and didn’t have any control over their kids. After an incident involving CPS, they decided to change their lives. Now