UPDATE from Katie Null, Jan 2017:
E graduated last June and I recently emailed the parents to check on him. Parents reported that E was doing well in school and continues to amaze them each day. They are very happy with what ABA did for their son and how it helped them grow as parents.
Now that’s what we call empowering REAL progress toward hopes & dreams! Way to go Katie!
A few weeks ago, I observed [5-year-old] E in his church group as they visited a nursing home to sing for the residents. When I started working with him two years ago, he struggled to make eye contact, use appropriate social language, and tolerate stimulating environments.
What a difference two years of ABA and parent commitment make! E was leading the group in song and dance, attending to the teacher during the performance, and then went on to individually greet and converse with most of the residents! He has made significant improvements over the past two years and I am eager to see what the next two years brings.
By Katie Null, BCBA Specialist, Autism Home Support Services