At our first visit in November 2014, it was verified that Aaron was neurologically 45.4 months (3 years 9 months), resulting in functionality of 54% with a severe brain injury. We received a robust therapy program that we were charged with leading him through at home.
When Debbie Fowler’s 6-year-old son MJ was diagnosed with mild, high-functioning autism, she started doing everything she could to help him adapt to situations that seemed to come so naturally to other children his age.
Many homeschool families have a child (or children) with special needs that can range from minor to severe (seizures, cerebral palsy, blindness, severe autism, paralysis). Most families hope that there is more that can be done for their child.
Some days he would just bang his head on the floor, or pick at the skin on his arms until it bled. The faintest of noises other than his own hurt his ears.
He had over a thousand physical, speech, and occupational therapy sessions to help regain his lost motor and cognitive functions.
Your child will never lead a normal life” – so goes the prognosis often heard by parents of kids with special needs. For parents lucky enough to find The Family Hope Center (FHC), the forecast is quite different.
Then I heard Matthew's talk about the Family Hope Center last summer at the IBA Instructors Conference and decided that I wanted to know more.