Money Follows the Person
MFP 'a liberating experience' for newly active young man
Another person supported by MFP is Jabreel Pearsall. Mr. Pearsall has autism and speaks little, but he lived at home until two years ago when he moved to a group home. His mother soon saw that he was becoming depressed and that his communication and social skills were declining.
Because of MFP, Mr. Pearsall recently moved out of an institutional group home to an apartment in Greensboro where he lives with Kevin Breland, his support provider. The experience has been liberating. Now 21, Mr. Pearsall has an opportunity to share his interest in sports with friends and he enjoys singing. He likes to dance too. He does not speak much, but will respond briefly to questions.
Mr. Pearsall and Mr. Breland travel to New York often, typically to attend sports events, and also are actively involved in the Greensboro
community. “My son now has a warm, broad network of people in his life, and there are more opportunities for normalcy for my son,” said his mother, Shelia Cheng. “My son now has a warm, broad network of people in his life, and there are more opportunities for normalcy for my son,” said his mother, Shelia Cheng.