People do not grow out of autism. Autism is a lifelong disorder; however, the manifestation of symptoms may change over time. While there is yet no known cure, autism is definitely treatable.
Cassie was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 1/2. Her parents thought that she was deaf because she ignored them whenever they called her name and communicated with her. In her 30th month they discovered that she could do basic addition/subtraction and as well as could read words. Cassie has attended Speech with our therapist and will start an ABA Program. She also participated in the summer day camp, music therapy, swimming lessons, and just recently the Fun in the Gym program. She loves hanging out at the library because only there she can get as many books as she can, and she enjoys reading them while she is at the library. “Cassie is now 5 years old and I’m proud to say that the early intervention truly helped her and us as well – in raising her. All the strategies/tips from the therapist did help her a lot. Even going to the dentist and eye doctor – with all the therapist advice & constant practice, we are able to help Cassie reach her success”, says Cecil, Cassie’s mom.
“Kids do well if they can.” – Dr. Ross Greene