“I had some haters out there that told me I was never going to get my kids back.”
When 30-year-old Jasmine Hawkins became a client at Passport To Learning, Inc., she wasn’t sure what to expect. She had previously lost custody of three of her children and wasn’t connecting well with her instructor at her then-agency.
“Previous Regional Center instructors I had weren’t as involved,” Jasmine said. “I didn’t have one-on-one help before.”
But that all changed when Jasmine met PTL instructor, Annette.
“I love Mrs. Annette, she’s been the best ILS worker I’ve ever had,” Jasmine said. “My kids love her. She teaches me a lot and helps you out. She’s just there. She listens to me.”
Jasmine became a client at Passport To Learning in 2019. She is currently enrolled… Read More
24-year-old Joshua Favela has a lot to celebrate this year. He just graduated with his degree from CSU in Los Angeles county and will be starting an internship with a local school district. He says the programs at Passport To Learning, Inc. have played a big role in his success.
“I believe everything I’ve done has helped me with becoming more confident and getting my independence.” Josh said.
Josh began receiving ILS and ALS services at PTL in high school. Josh’s biggest goal was taking steps toward independence. His instructors worked with him on navigating public transportation and preparing his own meals. Josh and his instructor would go on trips to the grocery store, library, museums, and more.
It’s a change that his mom has noticed, too.
“I see growth with every single [instructor] he’s worked with,” She… Read More
“This program gave me a second chance at life.”
Jennifer Parker’s son hasn’t had it easy in his five short years.
“He needed a blood transfusion, he had two IV’s in each arm, he couldn’t breathe on his own—it was so hard,” Jennifer, 36, said. Jennifer said one of the hardest parts was managing her son’s health in addition to her own. Things started to turn around for Jennifer when she became a consumer at Passport To Learning, Inc.
“I feel like I’ve been doing this for many, many years. Passport is the best agency I’ve been with,” Jennifer said. “I’ve had more success at PTL than any other program from the regional center.”
Jennifer and her PTL instructor, Kenyonta, work closely to improve Jennifer’s parenting skills, such as discipline and patience. Jennifer said that when her son… Read More