This cute kid’s name is Joseph, and he started doing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy at Kids Who Count nearly two years ago. ABA is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior.
“When he was diagnosed on the autism spectrum I was surprised and a little in denial,” Joseph’s mother, Marissa, said. “But I knew we needed to get help. Kids Who Count helped me understand more about what autism is like, although it is different for each child. They helped us identify reasons for Joseph’s behaviors that I never understood.”
“His therapists have connected with him in ways that no one else could, and they have helped him communicate with us, his parents, as well as with others much better than before,” she said.
Marissa’s daughter was also diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and has made great strides. “We have seen a significant difference in her ability to handle situations that used to be very upsetting to her,” Marissa said. “Meltdowns have become less often and shorter in length.”
“Kids Who Count has been a great support to our family,” she said. “Along with the services they provided to our children, they have also helped us increase our ability to understand and interact with both of our children on the autism spectrum.”
“We are more patient with our children and have learned strategies for dealing with things that are difficult for them. It has also helped us to understand and appreciate their unique strengths and abilities. Our family functions better because of ABA therapy and the wonderful help from the great people at Kids Who Count,” Marissa said.
We’re so happy to see how our autism services program is helping this whole family.
If you are concerned about your child’s development don’t wait to get help. The earlier we start the further they will go!