Birch Highlighted for Autism Awareness Month by Fox5 News


As part of their Autism Awareness Month special “Autism: Life on the Spectrum”, Fox 5 News highlighted Birch Family Services and several individuals that receive our support about what life with autism is like.

We would like to express our thanks to Birch’s New Frontier members and alumni Ryngin Garcia, Piankhi Wade, Ajuwon Newton and Johnny Ramos for allowing us to peek into their lives and learn more about the unique challengesand how they are overcoming them. We are also thankful for our ongoing relationship with Fox 5 reporter and autism advocate Linda Shmidt, who helped bring this segment to life.

One of the main focuses at Birch Family Services is guiding those with autism and developmental disabilities in finding employment opportunities, such as through our New Frontier program. New Frontier helps transition-age young adults learn how to maximize their strengths to achieve their personal goals through four areas of focus: Employment Services, Health & Wellness, Community Living, and Social & Recreation. These services allow young adults to continue their educational journey and develop the skills to maintain long-term employment and increased independence.

You can find the segment here