David E, age 13

Photograph by Elizabeth Doyle (2023)
David is a determined, affectionate, and fun-loving young man. He enjoys spending time with his friends and participating in exciting experiences such as amusement parks. Before he was three months old, he showed just how strong he was as he underwent heart surgery. He has used this strength throughout his life as he’s encountered educational and personal challenges related to his diagnoses of autism and anxiety.
David loves all things Donald Duck! Some of his favorite activities are reading, meeting new people, playing music and exploring the outdoors. Last year, he and his sister, Susan Faith, went with their family to Walt Disney World and loved it tremendously.

David and his sister both have extraordinary gifts to share with the world. Their family embraces the opportunity for their children to join an inspiring community and to have a wonderful platform to share their stories!

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.