Terri & Amber: A Story of Change

TERRI & AMBER
Boys Town of Iowa's In-Home Family Services, Father Flanagans Boys Home

When Amber was diagnosed with autism, her mother, Terri, needed some help figuring out the best ways to interact with Amber and to work on her behaviors, both in the home and at school. Through the Boys Town of Iowa In-Home Family Services program, Terri was paired with a local counselor who stopped by her home and helped her work with Amber. By learning the best ways to discipline and teaching Amber how to interact with others, Terri was able to build on her relationship with her daughter. Amber is improving in school and in her interactions with other students and teachers, thanks to the program. Mother and daughter continue to learn, and their connection has never been better.