Nisha is business woman and a mother of two very busy children. Her son Justin, was was diagnosed with high-functioning autism leaving Nisha to worry a bit more. Being a very busy mom and business woman is a lot to handle for Nisha, so she wanted to find a way to handle all of her responsibilities without having to feel overwhelmed.
Daniel was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Throughout his diagnosis and treatment, Daniel’s family has learned to treat each day as a blessing, and that life isn’t supposed to be easy. Daniel has given them strength, patience, and love.
Living with Jaxson has put a bit of a toll on his family. Diagnosed with autism, his mother said raising Jaxson was very stressful on the family. Like a pressure cooker, Jaxson always needed to let of some steam, but didn’t know the appropriate way to do it.
Yvonne thought her kids would grow up to be the smartest kid around. She made sure that her and her husband provided them with everything they needed to succeed and be above the norm. However, Yvonne’s plan took a different road when her son Alex had delayed speech and showed extreme sensory issues. Alex had trouble functioning but Yvonne knew that he still had great qualities that others weren’t able to see.
A sister created a PSA for a class assignment in honor of her brother who has autism. The video addresses the tough questions about the future of autism, and what we can do to help.
At the age of 2, it was like a light switch was turned off and Joey Lowenstein stopped answering to his name and lost all the world he had learned. He was diagnosed with autism. For 14 years he was not able to write, read, or speak and his mind was locked inside his body.
Applied Behavior Analysis has become a type of therapy many families living with autism seek for treatment. Three-year-old Cody is one of many children who have been diagnosed with autism and has shown dramatic changes in language and socialization since he began therapy. To continue success he’s been making with therapy his pediatrician has perscribed 25 hours of therapy per week, but unfortunately his parents health insurance will only pay for 12 sessions out of the 25.