Linda & Javi Guzman

Linda Guzman is raising her 17-year-old son, Javi, while working full-time to support their family. Javi has autism and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and he receives services through Medicaid, including an aide to be with him while Linda is at work, training in the life skills he needs to achieve greater independence and reach his potential, and medical care.


He gets up every day, he works at a farm. He doesn’t quit. I don’t think our country can quit on people like Javi. We can’t quit on him because he’s working so hard. — Linda Guzman

Javi Guzman, a young man with autism and Ehlors Danlos syndrome

Linda Guzman, Javi's mother