Category Archives: Resident Spotlight

A Home for Jonathan

by Terry Burlingame My son, Jonathan, is 43 years old, severely impaired with autism and non-verbal. My wife, Barbara, and I wonder what he thinks, how he feels and if he is hurting, happy or sad. Over the years we have learned to discern some of his thoughts and feelings from his expressions, yet sometimes […]

To Jon – From Mom

by Terry and Barbara Burlingame Our 42-year-old son, Jonathan, is severely impaired with autism. He does not use language and needs constant supervision and help with many everyday skills. Though Barbara wrote this poem when Jon was a child, it still echoes the cry of our hearts. Our hope is in the Lord, knowing that even though we do […]