Rex was diagnosed with Autism just before his 2nd birthday.
Despite Intensive Early Intervention (35 hours a week), we
continued to see regression in his behavior. Starting school was
rocky and he struggled with anxiety and self-injury. He would bang
his head and run away, but he was small enough to block. Now that
Rex is 7 years old we struggle to keep him safe. He bangs his head,
hits himself and others, and throws things all the time. He
especially likes to throw lamps and bang his head on hard floors
and walls. We are running out of resources and Rex can no longer
tolerate being in public or attending school.
NEUROBEHAVIORAL UNIT (at JOHN\'S HOPKINS) HAS ACCEPTED REX INTO THEIR
PROGRAM!!! THIS WAS OUR LAST HOPE OF KEEPING HIM HOME
LONG-TERM!! KKI offers a 16 bed neurobehavioral inpatient program for people with severe and untreatable self-injurious behavior. Their goal is to keep these kids in the home and out of institutions.
Any financial support you can give would be greatly appreciated!
Rex is a dear, sweet boy who likes many things that other 7 year-olds do. He loves playing wii, swimming, reading and going to the playground. Recently he was chosen to receive an Autism Service Dog! His Dog James is in training at Animals for Autism and will join him in his home when he returns from his hospital stay!Please visit his Carepage for updates!
Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys.
Approximately 1% of children with Autism have severe self-injurious behavior.
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism.
There is no medical detection or cure for autism.
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