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) Shopping Trip
My six-year-old who has community outings programming went to the Dollar Store with me and his family. He walked the entire time, picked out only the number of items he was allowed to, and even reminded his sisters of the rules. –Aislin B.
2) Out and About
I have a 17 year old client who is learning to become more independent. We have been teaching him how to take the Pace bus to certain locations in the community which includes looking up bus times and routes on the internet, walking to and from the bus stop, getting on the bus and handing the bus driver his card, signaling to the driver to stop at the correct bus stop and looking again when the bus will return to pick him up to go home. We started with the CTM providing prompts to look up bus routes/times and riding the bus with him. He has improved to riding the bus to one or two locations while we follow behind the bus. He is very proud of himself for taking the bus and is making great progress toward his independence!! –Dustin H.
**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!