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Atlanta Legal Aid Secures Community Supports for Family

This is Tykeem and his mother. Years ago, Tykeem’s mother came to Atlanta Legal Aid seeking help. Her son is autistic, non-verbal, and low-functioning, and she has her own health problems which make caring for her son difficult; she has MS and is wheelchair-bound. While she had been doing everything she could to get her son the support he needs, she realized she needed more help. Atlanta Legal Aid attorneys helped her apply for waiver services to get medical care in the home for both she and Tykeem. Eventually, Legal Aid was able to secure a group home for Tykeem, where he receives care from two health aids around the clock, and his mother has the peace of mind knowing that he has the support he needs.

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