When the state’s therapy system spoke of autistic teen Jacob Barnett, it was mostly in regards to their prognosis that he’d never be able to tie his shoes, read or have any semblance of a normal life. His mother, Kristen, was a slave to the state run program, as you can imagine, it was her weakest moments.
But soon things changed for her. She began to take notice that when she allowed Jacob to roam and find his passions, he seemed to normalize and even excel. Her mind began to change regarding the state’s overbearing approach to therapy, which was essentially just giving up.