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) “Blue” buddies
A child who has social interaction challenges comforted a peer at school who was having a difficult time. She was overheard saying, “You must be in the ‘blue’ zone. I know how that feels.” She then proceeded to console her peer. -BCBA
2) Can’t stop progress!
I was a full time CTM and had a client for over 2 years. When I was promoted I had to leave his team to help kiddos in a different region, but I have recently returned to his team to help with coverage. He was overjoyed to see me and works harder than ever to earn hugs and praise! I am so proud of his progress with his communication device and self-help skills and his eagerness to show it off to me! -Michelle C.
3) Playdate progress
My kiddo has moved into working on generalizing the skills learned in session to the community. He recently had a park play date with a friend from school during our session time where he kept his body and brain in the group (terms and role plays we’ve been tirelessly working on) the whole time! His mom and I were both stunned! -CTM
4) Triumphant in Toileting!
I have a client with whom we have been working on toilet training for just over a year. Previous to our intervention, the family was having no success. Just yesterday the mother called me and told me that the father had walked back in the house from outside. He noticed that the client’s pants had been pulled down. The father assumed that the client had had an accident somewhere on the floor. When the father took the client to the bathroom to get cleaned up, he realized that the client had in fact used the toilet independently and was instead seeking out assistance for his pants. The family and the team were ecstatic!! -Rosie Y.
**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!