Ottawa West - Nepean

Rylan - 4 years old

This is Rylan. Rylan is nearly five years old and is brilliant, funny and very charming. He is my world and can be the sweetest little boy you’ve ever met. In 2015, just before Rylan turned two, I knew that something was different with him. His speech wasn’t where it should be for his age and his pediatrician referred us to First Words. They referred us to OCTC who then referred us to Occupational Therapy, Speech therapy and a developmental pediatrician at CHEO. All of this shuffling us around finally led to a diagnosis of ...

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Grayson - 4 years old

Grayson turns 5 this July. Since the age of two Grayson was in private therapy and it meant I had to work 2 fulltime jobs for that to happen. 80 hours a week with a little boy with severe autism. We were lucky enough to have been provided with IBI funded therapy the past year. However, in May Grayson’s therapy will be cut from 25 hours a week, 12 months a year to just 1 month a year of fulltime therapy. Grayson is still none verbal & in diapers and needs his therapy to continue for him to be able to thrive! Ironically working two ...

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