My six year old son, Torrin was diagnosed on the spectrum a few years ago. Not that it was all that much a surprise as Torrin has always been a little behind and didn't start speaking until he was four years old. Since then, we have worked very hard to do the best we can for him. We have taken him to occupational therapy, enrolled him in a special needs preschool where he received speech therapy, changed his diet and changed our lifestyle to suit his needs.
A trusted friend who works as a Nanny, excitedly told us her amazing experience with a company called Brain Balance for one of the children she's worked with. We knew we had to check it out. We paid for a consultation and took Torrin in. The consultants tested him and then sat down with us to discuss the results. What we learned was enlightening and helped it us understand Torrin better.
We discovered that the right side of his brain is not working as it should and that in many areas of his life he is operating at two-year-old level. His Brain Balance program will last six months and in that time, they will work on stimulating his right brain and bringing him as close to a six-year-old level (or more likely a seven-year-old level) as they can.
Over the years as I've struggled through different situations with Torrin because we couldn't communicate, I've always looked at him and thought he's in there, trapped in his own head, we just have to unlock him somehow. This program will take great strides on that path. It will give him his best chance at having a childhood like his peers. It will help him succeed in school. It will have a tremendous impact on his future. Your donation will help this little boy have a better future, and bring him closer to his family. We are so thankful for any help, in any way, especially in your prayers.