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) Walk this way
Mom was previously unable to take her 7-year-old son for walks due to elopement, lying on the ground, and general noncompliance. About 3 weeks ago we started working on staying together while walking. This past Thursday, mom went for a 1-hour walk with her son during the session and….success! He stayed with her the entire time, remained calm, and followed directions to stop when she told him to stop. Mom reported that she is now able to go for walks with her son on her own, which she is very happy about! – Theresa M.
2) Anticipation means cooperation
Some success stories my CTMs have shared with me recently include seeing parents who anticipate issues with their children having success. From being able to participate in a typical group swim class with supports provided by the swim club, to decreasing food selectivity, to reducing “noncompliance” by adding a schedule or visual Task Analysis — these successes make such a difference in the life of a family. -Tera W.
**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.
Every week we’ll share progress pieces from our team. We invite you to share yours as well & embrace the positivity!