girl wearing a dress stands outside a stone wall

Paisley Packer, age 6

Photograph by Lauren Harrah (2021)

Outgoing Paisley makes friends wherever she goes. She loves to entertain people by singing and dancing.

Paisley has come a long way in her journey. She is diagnosed with autism, hydrocephalus, language disorder, and global developmental delay At one time, she had a shunt and wasn’t able to walk or communicate. Now she runs, jumps, and according to her mom, will “talk your head off”.

In school, Paisley loves story books and art. In addition to singing and dancing, she enjoys drawing and swimming in the ocean.

Strong, independent, and sassy, Paisley keeps a smile on her face no matter what she goes through.

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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