Sammy’s Story

Where Sammy Started


When Sam started at Cornerstone, he had many great qualities already – the ability to build or repair different items, his sense of humor, and his huge heart. When arriving at Cornerstone, he did struggle with daily living skills, such as dressing, showering, and brushing his teeth. His speech was difficult to understand, and Sam frequently had lengthy tantrums at home.

How Sammy Improved


While at Cornerstone, Sam mastered a multitude of targets in the areas of dishwashing, clothing and laundry, dressing, grooming, and technology. Sam also completed level 1 and level 2 of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and most of level 3. He worked hard to improve significantly in the areas of classroom skills and appropriate social skills as well. Sam gained the ability to talk through issues that were upsetting to him instead of engaging in maladaptive behavior. The quality that has remained with Sam the entire time he’s been at Cornerstone is his incredibly kind heart. We know Sam will do excellent at school and wish him all the best in the future.