My name is Anna F, I live in Brooklyn NY with my 3 sons; Matthew 3.5 years old, Owen and Daniel, twins 2.5 years old. All 3 of my sons are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The disorder is caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.
My children are nonverbal and are significantly delayed in many social and intellectual areas. Autism is treated with individualized intervention plans which utilize different types of behavioral therapies. It has been proven that the earlier the therapy commences the better the outcome a child with the disorder will have.
State insurance currently does not cover many of these treatments and I am trying to source funds to get them therapy they desperately need.
In order to achieve their full potential, in addition to therapy, it is recommended for them to attend specialized school. There are few specialized schools that are highly ranked in language and social disorders that I am currently going through the process of vetting.