My name is Stacey and I am a single mother of two. My son (Myles) is 7 and has Autism.
Myles was diagnosed at the age of 3 and was placed on the waitlist for IBI and other services. In 2016, we reached the top of the waitlist and Myles started to receive IBI therapy.
Myles is a flight risk and will often want to run. He is a very energetic boy that loves to play outside, jump and play with anything Lego related. His smile and laughter are contagious.
At first, Myles went to school for 2 days a week and therapy for the other 3 days (18 hours of therapy). Currently, he is in therapy 5 days a week (27 hours a week). The gains he has made since receiving therapy have been life changing. He can request for things he wants, eye contact has improved and daily skills have flourished.
I am afraid if he loses this therapy that he may regress. The therapy he is currently receiving has made such a huge impact and I fear for the future without therapy. What will happen if he goes to school? Will he have support? Will I get called to pick him up if he has a problem? How does his future look? These are just a few of the questions that are filling my brain (trust me, there are millions rolling around up there).
Myles is so much more than his diagnosis. He is a loveable little boy! However, he NEEDS to go to therapy and for more than just a few hours a week.