Jimmy, a cheerful and adventurous 15-year-old with autism, had a
strong bond with his father, Jim. When Jim, a children’s book
author and English as a Second Language teacher, passed away in a
tragic car accident in 2021, Jimmy and his mother, Beatriz, were
left in a state of uncertainty and hesitation about how to move
forward with the developmental disabilities services system to
adjust their blend of services to meet Jimmy’s unique needs.