Ian’s Story

Where Ian Started


When Ian began therapy at Cornerstone at 11 years old, everyone immediately fell in love with his smile and laugh. Initially, he had little to no manding skills to communicate his wants and needs, and ritualistic behaviors dominated his day. He scored in the 0–18-month-old level on the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP). Ian struggled with daily living skills and needed constant support. 

How Ian Improved


Over the past four years at Cornerstone, Ian mastered most of the VB-MAPP assessment and significant portions of the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS). Ian can work for extended periods without engaging in problem behavior such as physical aggression and self-injury. And Ian now handles changes in his routines well. He can now independently complete many daily living skills such as dishes, laundry, toileting, and some vocational skills. Ian Graduated from Cornerstone in July 2022 and is enrolled in a high school special education classroom. We are so excited for Ian’s journey to continue outside of Cornerstone!