Ty has a limited vocabulary. Thanks to his parents aggressive approach in getting him the very best in therapy, he has some speech. Though limited, those of us close to him have found it so joyful to celebrate the few words we do hear, mommy, daddy, help, drink, etc.. And he counts, and Ty proudly says the entire alphabet. His brother Jake has mastered quite a lot more words! Again, great therapy helps, but I have learned from my kids key is also awesome therapists. What I see, equally important is parents that are very hands on when they with their children.Ty and Jake have this, I am proud to say! Our contribution seems so small in comparison.
Let us not forget, family is where the heart is. Whether your home has a child with autism or not, love must abound for children to flourish. It does in these homes with these children but the needs are plentiful here.
Please take the time to understand who these families are in your community, your church, your schools. Don't judge and assume every child in society acting out is not being disciplined when you see them in public. They could be having a melt-down issue. Offer to lend a hand if you come in contact with one of these families. You will not regret it. It will enrich your life immeasurably!