Monday, August 31, 2009

So Much To Say.

As most of you know, my 3 year old son Max was diagnosed with Autism last December. He has been receiving intensive therapy since January of this year in the form of IBI, Music, Occupational, and Speech therapy at blueballoon. On August 20th 2009, after 2 weeks of participating in a Music & Speech camp in the mornings and IBI in the afternoons, and starting a therapeutic listening program, he had a breakthrough. He was "suddenly" able to imitate language and movement. He said the word "mama". He tapped his head when prompted, even stomped his feet upon request. These are things parents with "normal" kids take for granted. Me and Lionel, we danced on the ceiling.

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:01 PM

    Awesome is right! Love you Max!

    mb

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  2. so glad to hear, knowing you're ecstatic to hear it :)

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  3. I'm dancing on the ceiling with you guys. What an amazing change!

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  4. Anonymous12:39 AM

    I'm a new reader, but I gotta say, congrats to you. Here's some random stranger love and stoked-ness coming your way!

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  5. Congrats!!! This is so exciting-such big steps for all of you!

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  6. he makes me melt.
    lurve to the max!

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