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) Everybody walk that dinosaur!
The cutest thing happened during one of my sessions recently. My little three year old was doing work at the table and received a 3-minute break. He is nonverbal but communicates well with his device and lots of gestures. On his device he selected, “I want dinosaur.” I thought it was a toy and I told him to get it and show me. Instead, he grabbed my hand and pulled me towards his room. He pointed to the closet and wanted help opening the door. Once I did he instantly smiled and giggled. He spotted his dinosaur Halloween costume from last year! We put it on him and ran the rest of our session in his costume. We also took breaks to stand in front of a mirror so he could check himself out –Paige H.
2) Dance it out
The other day I had slow music playing in the background of my session. My client and I started spinning around on his break time, and then he came up and grabbed both my hands and started slow dancing with me. It lasted about three whole minutes! It was adorable and I’m pretty sure we looked like Beauty and the Beast during the dance in the library scene. He even wanted me to dip him.. -Heather B.
3) Pumpkin Patch Kid
We just recently did an intensive toileting program with a kiddo, and by the end of the week he was able to go to an afternoon at the pumpkin patch with his family with no accidents! -Nitza V.
**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!