Meet Adair

In 2016, Adair was referred to ATC's Educational Program by a north Dallas school district due to the challenging behaviors he displayed at school.

Adair would spit at his teachers, destroy school property, and become aggressive other students in his class.

His disruptive behavior required three staff members to assist in calming him down.

Even during his best behavior, Adair was a picky eater and pulled his head over his shirt so others could not watch him eat.

In addition, he had a low tolerance for changes to his daily schedule and would easily become frustrated.

Once Adair enrolled in ATC's day school, his service plan included strategies to improve his behavior and social skills.

His teacher, Cat Burk, introduced Adair to another student who participated in gymnastic classes.

His teacher, Cat Burk, introduced Adair to another student who participated in gymnastic classes. This gave Adair additional incentive to change his behaviors.

After months of working with a behavioral therapist, Adair now participates in gymnastics with his classmate and has formed positive relationships with his peers.

Adair excels in his classroom activities and is a successful student with many friends. Like all teenagers, Adair still has some setbacks from time to time that cause him frustration.

But with the help of his support system and the skills he has learned at ATC, Adair is now able to respond to events in a calm manner.

We're so proud of Adair!

We're so proud of Adair!