Jon, 17, swings in the backyard of Peruville. Jon is non-verbal and has been a resident of the Peruville house, a house for boys with autism, in Peruville, New York, since it opened.
Jon, 17, sits and pets a piece of fur. He is often found sitting alone. The basement of Peruville is a multipurpose area outfitted with a television, couches and toys.
Jon, 17, grasps staff member Pam's hand in the backyard of the Peruville house.
Staff member Robin helps Jon, 17, pick up legos by forming a pouch in his shirt. One of the goals of the house is to encourage skills for independent living.
Hiding in a cardboard box becomes a new game for Francis, 15, who hides and plays during supervised free time.
Staff member Robin looks at Jon, 17, after he picked up loose tissue paper in the bathroom.
As part of the “sport and splash” activities, Francis, 15, and Jeff, 21, play dodgeball. Jeff has been a resident of the house since it opened and Francis has been a resident for one year.
Jon, 17, places his hand on a rake in a wheelbarrow as Pam stands on the other end. Jon will often repeatedly tap objects with certain fingers in this manner.
Ryan, 24, watches TV in the basement of Peruville. Ryan has been a resident of the house for three years.