boy draws with his art suppplies

Cortland LaBreck, age 7

Photograph by Alyssa Lewis (2021)

Cortland is a vibrant 7-year-old, who is by far the bravest, kindest, and most loving little boy. His spirit is contagious, and he touches the hearts of everyone he meets.  Cortland loves to draw, create content for his YouTube channel, read, and edit videos using different effects. He has become an avid artist and tech wizard.

Cortland has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder with high functioning abilities, sensory processing disorder, and just recently ADHD. He enjoys doing all things any little boy his age does, like playing video games and riding his scooter.

Cortland opened his first business at the age of six: Cortland’s Corner and just recently started a second one called Cortland Greer & Co. LLC. He is also a brand model for several businesses. Cortland’s mission in life is to show the world that having a different ability doesn’t mean you aren’t capable of achieving anything you set your mind to—which he continues to do daily.

Family Connection of South Carolina provides services and resources to families who have a child with a disability or specialized healthcare need. Since 1990 we have served more than 100,000 families and today our services are needed more than ever. We focus on parent-to-parent support, guidance with navigating the complex healthcare system, and assistance with school meetings and special education plans.

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