Monday, July 3, 2017

Hope for Autism

I asked Hayden to help me give hope to other parents looking to help their children with autism. I asked him to explain what it was like before treatment for autism, if he could remember, as well as what treatments he thought were helpful. I didn't coach him beforehand, and he didn't practice. This video was the first take.

You can see that there are still issues with focus and stimming. And there are some other things he still has to work on like the anger issues he mentions. But he is telling a story without prior prep, making eye contact, dealing with interruptions, and employing humor in his presentation. This kid has come so far from a child who was non-verbal with frequent behaviors at age 3!  We are so proud of you Hayden and can't wait to see what the future brings with your hard work!

Autism is treatable!

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