Kellyanne’s eldest child, Jacob, was in kindergarten when he was diagnosed with autism. He was able to go to a mainstream school but needed extra learning support. Reading to an older student buddy through another of our literacy programs, student2student, did wonders for Jacob’s confidence.
“The problem Jacob was having was more to do with comprehension and confidence. He has caught up since doing student2student twice,” said Kellyanne.
“Because Jacob is autistic, he lacks social skills. Reading to another student helped him a lot. He really looked forward to the phone call. It was something special for him.
“I don't know how to thank The Smith Family’s supporters. It's hard to put into words, but they've helped our family a lot!”