York - Simcoe

Tegan - 5 years old

When my Son was a baby I started to notice things that were a little different from the stages my daughter had gone through. He didn't love to snuggle, he didn't make alot of eye contact, his sleep was so speratic, he was very picky with the textures of baby foods he would eat, he had no fear and he went from saying Momma and Dadda to not saying anything. I brought concerns to my Doctor many times and she would just tell me "he will grow out if it, he is just a baby." He started to have severe ...

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Hudson - 11 years old

Hi my name is Jenn and my son is 11.5 and has HFA, also known as aspergers. He also suffers with anxiety, depression and has a hard time with self regulation. Our kids all need as much help as possible to fully live up to their potential! Please don't forget about all of them.

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Wade - 6 years old

My son name is Wade and he is 6 years old he has severe autism he is nonverbal and not toilet trained he started receiving full-time IBI in October 2017 before starting therapy he would hit and bite several times a day now this rarely happens he now knows how to wave he is getting better at handling his emotions if my son is removed from therapy he will regress and the progress he has made will be lost therapy needs to be needs-based not age-based

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Izak - 3 years old

This is Izak. He is a caring, happy and free 3.5 year old boy. Izak is so sweet to everyone he meets and has this charismatic sense of self that he expresses very clearly even without words. Izak was non verbal up until about a half a year ago. He learned sign language in the meantime, so his caregivers and friends would be able to better support him in times of need. Visual schedule boards and tablets were always too overwhelming for him to use. I do not consider it a coincidence that he began to speak right after receiving speech ...

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Antonio - 2 years old

My name is Adriana and I am the mother of a 2.5 year old autistic boy named Antonio. He's affectionate, sweet, smiles constantly and loves his toy cars and his twin sister. When he was diagnosed October of 2018, my life changed forever. I cried, a lot. When I realized that crying wouldn't help my son I sprung into action. I educated myself, i reached out to the available services recommended and through that I learned about ABA/IBI therapy and how important it was to initiate this therapy. Being as young as he is I knew his little brain would be a ...

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Aristea Konstantopoulos - 12 years old

Aristea is 12 years old with Autism and has been waiting 2 years for service. We had expected her to recieve DFO in March, 2019. Aristea is highly verbal and articulate. She struggles with dysgraphia, executive functioning, self regulation, theory of mind, processing speed and an ocular motor delay. Someday she will be the primary care giver for our 10 year old autistic son. Aristea requires Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Social Skills groups and an ABA tutor to help her manage her academic challenges. She has attended countless classrooms in effort to find the right supports to allow her ...

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Anthony Konstantopoulos - 10 years old

Anthony is 10 years old and has moderate severity autism. He is nonverbal with emerging speech. He struggles significantly with self-regulation at school and in crowded places. He has considerable sensory issues and is unable to attend school for more than half a day. Anthony also has severe food allergies. He has an airborne allergy to corn and wheat making it almost impossible for him to participate in many neurotypical activities. Anthony has been receiving DFO for approximately 2 1/2 years. This funding has been life changing and has given him Opportunities to learn to communicate ...

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