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Personal Stories

Jeremy Jordan

Jeremy Jordan is a recipient of the Dependable Employee Award presented at a virtual Fall Harvest Award ceremony held last fall by Lifeworks Employment Services in Norwood. A quick learner, SimpliSafe was pleased to recommend Jeremy for his award for his willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Employed at SimpliSafe for the past four years, Jeremy refurbishes equipment such as smoke detectors. Pre-Covid, Jeremy had a very active social life one in which his sister has a hard time keeping up with.   Jeremy participates in many of the programs run by the Family Autism Center (FAC), such as bowling and kick-ball. Jeremy is also a familiar face at FAC’s Explorer Programs where field-trips are often taken to parks, museums and cliff walks by the ocean as well as pumpkin picking and woodworking activities to name a few.

Jeremy lives with his family in Norfolk. Jeremy is one of three siblings who are triplets. Both Jeremy and his brother James live with autism. Sister Kathryn is their caregiver and receives support from the Adult Family Care program. For more on how the Adult Family Care program has supported Jeremy and his family see story in the MetroWest Daily News here: https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190926/adult-foster-care-one-of-best-kept-secrets

Tyler

Tyler Forgeron, a Walpole resident served by The Family Autism Center was recently awarded the 2020 Jane Forsberg Advocacy Award for his efforts through Tyler Can!, a recycling initiative he launched through social media during the Covid-19 pandemic, collecting bottles and cans. He has raised thousands of dollars for local charities. Brian Clark, Director of The Family Autism Center and Christine Baker, Adult Support Coordinator, presented the award thanking him for his leadership, advocacy and dedication to his community. The Family Autism Center is a grateful recipient of his efforts by receiving over $1,300 slated for its programs. Diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Tyler has been an active participant in the community as well as volunteering at our programs.

Dexter

Dexter Young has been a part of the Lifeworks community since 1998. After living in a group home in Foxborough for over 11 years, Dexter made his dream of living in his own apartment come true. Dexter is very independent and is quite the entertainer and athlete. He takes pride in his home and all of his electronics that he has purchased for his apartment with his paycheck from working at Old Navy. Dexter is a champion bowler, and participates in our floor hockey program and many of Lifeworks’ social events.