Jackson Russ is eight years old and enjoys music, his iPod, drawing, swinging and cooking. Jackson was born into a home where drugs, alcohol and tobacco were abused regularly. He went into foster care and moved into our home when he was six months old along with his biological half-brother Jo
Jackson began having problems by the time he was two. He wasn’t speaking yet and seemed to be regressing. We immediately got him involved with early intervention and when he aged out a year later he was placed in public preschool with an Individualized Education Program. We have been told by numerous professionals over the years that our son, Jackson Russ, is a “very complicated case.” He has seen several therapists and been through two intensive in home therapies. He is officially diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Severe Anxiety. There has been consideration given to Bipolar Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, but no official diagnosis yet.
Developmentally, Jackson can be found anywhere between 18 months and 8 years old depending on the day or the moment. Academically, he is far below an 8-year-old level. Jackson
It costs 4 Paws between $40,000-$60,000 to raise and properly train a service dog and we are responsible for a $17,000 service fee. If you would like to donate towards Jackson’s Autism Assistance Dog, you may donate by visiting www.4pawsforability.org/
4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Jackson Russ
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Thank you for supporting our son Jackson!
David & Jen Russ