Sam suffered a stroke, which left him with little ability to communicate, making it hard to understand him. His frustration grew to the point where the family had to build him his own apartment over the garage because they said, "we can’t live with him." The family sought help of the NEAT Center at Oak Hill and learned of an augmentative communication device, a device that could speak for Sam.
Within a month, Sam had his new communication device, was speaking up a storm, and had moved back into the house. His ability to once again communicate with his family provided Sam with a sense of independence and self-esteem that is priceless.