Our Story starts out like many others. Our little angel Katelyn failed to respond to name. She had very few words and they were not directed toward anyone. On her 2nd birthday she was diagnosed with Autism. We started therapy about 2 weeks after that. She was in Occupational/Speech, and Direct Floor Play. They helped her with potty training and with social areas. She still lacked speech. On her 3rd birthday she started ABA therapy and the changes have been amazing. She knows body parts, and is starting to make her needs known. My advice to parents is never give up and fight for what your child needs. You are their best advocate. Each day is difficult, but when you see the changes it is worth it.
The Autism Site was founded to provide therapy to help children affected by autism spectrum disorders and their families. With a simple, daily click of the blue "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Autism Site, visitors help provide therapy for children in need. Visitors pay nothing. Therapy is paid for by the site's sponsors and distributed by charity partners of The Autism Site. Visitors can help more by shopping in The Autism Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers fund research into autism and even more therapy for children living with autism and their families. The store offers a wide array of items to show your support, as well as fair-traded and handcrafted items from around the world.