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Lemmer Family Story

Family Lemmer
At AutismUp, we know that every hand flap or happy yell will be met with a smile.

“Trey was diagnosed with autism at age three.  We remember being afraid for a long time.  AutismUp means so much to our family, and to Trey.  It’s a safe place for him to be himself.  At AutismUp, we know that every hand flap or happy yell will be met with a smile.  That a two-word sentence will be met with praise and that the fact that he actually takes his headphones off for class is just as special to everyone as a child's first step.

Trey now requests "to go jump with Miss Felicia" every Tuesday.  He loves his AutismUp Support Coach and hugs her when he sees her.  As a parent, all these things allow us to let down the guard that only other special needs parents can understand.  We know that for 30 minutes every week he is safe, he is loved, and he is accepted.”

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