Linda was referred to the Specialty Applied Behavior Analysis program at Uplift Family Services after she was diagnosed with an intellectual disability, anorexia, and agoraphobia. At the age of 42, she lived with her 21-year old son with autism and neither had left their home in years.

Linda hoarded animals, struggled to keep her home clean, and was unable to handle her basic daily living skills. Despite her initial reluctance for services, with the support of her team, Linda recently bathed and washed her hair for the first time in eight years! Shortly after hitting this milestone, she began taking walks outside of the home on her own, and has maintained a schedule to brush her teeth and bathe.

Linda now keeps a clean home with only a few pets, and her son now has the opportunity to receive the much-needed autism services he has gone without for years.