Our "Little Man" - Eric, is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
As many parents will understand and some will fully know what we are going through, this is heartbreaking to know that your child is not going to have it easy growing up and isn't making friends and even more, we can't talk to him.
He cries and we don't know why, he wants something and we don't know what, we tell him how much we love him and we don't know if he understands.
LEARN MORE ABOUT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Eric needs to start school in September this year and as such we need to keep helping him to communicate and socialize.
**In our extensive research involving reading many books and speaking to other parents and specialists, one therapy kept raising its head more than most.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy!
People are swearing by it for their children up and down the spectrum.
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To read more I've included this link:
“AUTISM CHANGED MY DAUGHTERS LIFE”
Since Eric started therapy thanks to the funding raised from last years 'Night For Lonnie” event, Eric has now started socializing with us and is starting to accept being around and playing alongside the other children at the nursery. He has also started to say individual words and use them to request things he needs such as food and water.
Your help is appreciated beyond any thanks or gestures. Our little man is our world and our reason for being and your help by attending these events and donating through the link below means you will have a place in our little Eric's heart forever.
- Dianne Tobin
- John B Sheffield
- Pamela Mackenzie
- Jayne Russell