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) "Sharp" Response
One child who is being taught interaction skills and is working on asking questions was engaging with the CTM talking about camping and rafting. The child asked the CTM if the rocks were "really sharp" with no prompts! -Tera W.
2) Sweet Sympathy
Today I was playing on our center playground set when I accidentally bumped my head. I said "owww" loudly and immediately my kiddo climbed up the stairs and asked if I was okay and patted my head. He showed sympathy for me when he knew I really felt pain. That was the sweetest thing he's ever done!! -Marie W.
3) "Hi boy! Hi girl!"
We've been working on social skills & labeling boy/girl (separately) with a client of mine and so now, at the park, he is walking up to new kids and saying "hi boy! hi girl!" He's also appropriately playing with kids at the park! -Taragene M.
**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!