After patience, time, the right approach, and a lot of hard work, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a child empowered by real progress.
All of the small victories accomplished along the way are pieces of the bigger puzzle, and that got us thinking, Why not celebrate and share those progress pieces too? So that’s exactly what we’re doing!
And it’s not just our kiddos who are empowered with progress – our team members feel the benefits personally & professionally!
1) Up, up, and away
A mom told me last night that she is booking a flight to Ukraine with her two sons to visit their grandparents and see extended family for the first time in over six years! The last time they visited the flight was absolutely horrible because my client wasn’t able to cope very well for such a long time. Now the mom feels that the client is able to cope, express himself, and has enough leisure skills to keep him busy for the majority of the flight! So, they are planning a big trip this summer! Our team could not be happier! Yay!!! He is such a rockstar client!! I love him and his family. I hope they have the BEST summer trip ever. =)
2) ABA wins the day!
My team and I have been working with a little guy since mid August who, when we met him, was only able to echo a few words. Since we began working with him, he is now pulling parents to what he wants, manding spontaneously across settings, and in session this week, he said, “it’s a book–let’s read it!” when the CTM pulled out his favorite book. When we met him, he was would get very upset when prompted to sit at the table (parents report previous ABA experience with another company didn’t go so well), but he is now sitting at the table on average 10 minutes duration!. -CTM
2) Barking up the right tree, Mom!
One of my clients is getting a puppy soon for the first time since the 7-year-old child was a toddler. The mom asked if we could make and read a social story during sessions to help prepare him, but since this client is working toward graduation I suggested she try writing it herself. At first the mom was reluctant and joked, “But I need a social story about the dog too!” She agreed to try, however, and the next day sent me a really well-written story that hit on all the key points! I just added a few pictures and printed it for her. Go Mom!. -Aislin B.
**These statements (solicited from AHSS staff) represent a quick snapshot of a moment in time. Each child with autism is unique and on their own journey. Your child’s journey will be different than any other child’s, including those depicted here. If you would like more information on the progress possible for your child, please call 844-AHSS-ABA.
We love sharing progress pieces from our team! We invite you to share yours as well & embrace the positivity!