During the first part of 2020, she was aging out of the program at Vanderbilt,” said Ashley Tidwell about her daughter Maci. “Restrictions due to COVID-19 were just coming into effect, yet I felt comfortable sending Maci to the center because I knew the center had put precautions in place. Ashley and Jamey and their three children: Maci, Cade and Rylan are Autism ETC’s September Family of the Month.
Autism ETC serves several families with more than one child on the spectrum. The Jeffers Family is one of these special families, and they are our August Family of the Month. Ryan and Cara Jeffers have twin sons, Thatcher and Sebastian. They are both on the autism spectrum. Their mother Cara told us their story.
“My child sees the world in a different way, and I get to experience that through him,” said Anna Vasquez. Her son Henry “Hank” Vasquez is currently enrolled in Autism ETC’s Day Therapy Program. Along with father, Henry and younger brother John, the Vasquez family is Autism ETC’s July Family of the month.
This month, we are proud to spotlight Austin Tillman and the Tillman family, the most recent graduates of Autism ETC! David and Lauren Tillman have two children: eight-year-old Nina and her younger brother Austin, age six. The story begins with David serving in the Army in San Antonio, Texas.