Success Stories

Individuals strengthen communities by realizing their highest quality of life through the achievement of personal and vocational potential. We invite you to meet a few of these amazing people.

Cory

Meet Cory

Up until middle school, Cory would go to a different elementary school every year because there wasn’t a program that could fit his learning style. He was kept in the dark about his diagnosis until his learning support teacher took him out of class one day and told him that he had a certain case of autism called Asperger’s.  With this revelation came a new understanding of his struggles and his strengths.

A Desire to Help

While attending West Chester University, Cory participated in JEVS’ Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship program. As the first Ash intern with his diagnosis, Cory sought an opportunity to help others. Between interning at JCHAI (the Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence) and mentoring a JEVS’ Lasko College Prep Program student also on the autism spectrum, Cory quickly became an inspiration. He graduated magna cum laude from West Chester University in 2014 and was hired at JCHAI.

Finding His Calling

Cory took advantage of post-graduation career services at JEVS Career Strategies to sharpen his social and communication skills and to set clear personal and career goals. He now works at Special People in the Northeast (SPIN) in their Autism Center of Excellence, a clinic for individuals on the autism spectrum and related disorders. He is also pursuing his master’s degree. The significant challenges that might have stood in his way became a launching pad for a promising career in disability services.

“(Without JEVS) I would’ve never known which way to go, what to do, without that professional advice and guidance. The old adage “it takes a village,” I don’t think there’s any truer phrase than that.”

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Steven

A New Purpose

Meet Steven

Cory

Finding His Calling

Meet Cory

Rodney

Achieving Independence

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Mariah

A Bright Future

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Tyrell

Autistic Client's First Paycheck

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wendy

Wendy

Single Mom, New Start

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Rabbi Sherman

Miracles for His Son

Meet Rabbi Sherman
Shai

Shai

Smiling Success

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Greg

Greg

From Drop Out to New Start

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Lemuel

Lemuel

Potential Realized

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Heather

Heather

Help With Life’s Transitions

Meet Heather

Romaine

Getting Back to Work

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Anthony

Anthony

From No Graduation to Two

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Gentil

An American Dream

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Josh

Josh

Life Without Limits

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Maurice

Maurice

A Second Chance

Meet Maurice