Prior to his admission at JRC, Joseph had little success at the other programs he attended. He struggled with social interactions due to the high frequency and intensity of his inappropriate and dangerous behaviors. In turn there were not many demands placed on him at either school or home months prior to his admission.
Joseph could be very aggressive toward peers
and family members. On several occasions he had even aggressed toward his parents while they were driving. Joseph had significant sensory issues toward noises such as laughter, yelling, coughing, or sneezing.
At home, Joseph broke windows, TVs and other expensive items when presented with limits or when his parents tried to disrupt his obsessive and rigid behaviors. Joseph had a hard time tolerating changes in his routine and if his schedule was changed without notice it often resulted in a tantrum. He often secluded himself in his room and his behaviors were so unpredictable that the community outings he once loved had become almost impossible.