Benjamin H, age 10

Photograph by Crush Rush (2023)

Playful, affectionate, and smart as a whip—that’s how to describe Benjamin! He never lets the day get the best of him and discovers joy everywhere. There have been challenges in his life which he has overcome and these experiences have helped him grow in big ways.

Benjamin has a diagnosis of autism. He enjoys alphabet puzzles, reading and watching America’s Funniest Home Videos. He taught himself how to read and write his own name. His parents are thankful to his teachers and therapists and know they have had a major part in his growth.

Benjamin brings a lot of joy to his family. They are thankful for every part of the journey they have experienced so far with their baby of the family. His parents want everyone to know how smart he is. Benjamin will only continue to grow and rise above the challenges life throws his way.

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.