In-home Autism/ASD Programs
We had our last session with Daryl Stewart a couple of
weeks ago and I wanted to tell you a little about our
experience with this very skillful and caring employee
of yours. We are so grateful for the work that Daryl
did with us. She made an enormous difference
in the harmony of our family life. Parenting
Ian was causing us a huge amount of stress because
of our inability to control our son's behavior. We
felt unsuccessfull and overwhelmed. We were not
getting along as parents and as a couple, because we
had so many disagreements about parenting. Daryl
was methodical and refreshingly direct. She chose
her words carefully. She
was not annoyingly "advisey" but imparted many
very useful strategies. Her support to us while
Ian had surges in "acting out" behaviors was
paramount. We would not have stuck to the behavior
plan without regular encouragement from her. She
was strict with us, not letting us slide, and she did
it all with a really great sense of humor. She
is obviously a confident individual, which made us trust
that she knew what she was doing. Daryl helped us work
together. She was non-judgemental,
but crystal clear in her expectations of us. Now,
because of what we have learned from Daryl, we have regained
our sense of humor and joy in our family. We can
actually shape Ian's behavior and enjoy parenting!
Lastly, but importantly, Ian really liked Daryl. I
found that impressive since each time she came, she pushed
him a little more, stretching his comfort level. But,
because of her skill and kind personality, he looked
forward to her visits. You have a great employee in Daryl.
We cannot say enough good things about her. In
my work with other parents who have children with special
needs (I facilitate supports groups at the YMCA)I have
been raving about our experience with her.
Longan and Lisa Belmont
We want to express our appreciation for
all that Applied Behavior Consultants has done for Kevin.
When we began our relationship with you almost 2 years
ago, we were overwhelmed and unsure about what to do to help Kevin, and how
to proceed. When your tutors began working with Kevin, he could not even express
himself verbally. Through your program, we have learned about autism and strategies
we can use. As one example, we were able to potty train Kevin in just one week
with direction from your program. We can look back and see how much ABC has
done for Kevin and for us, and we thank you.
We want to give a very special thank you to Sarah. She was always professional
in manner. Importantly, she patiently listened to our concerns and answered
any questions we had. Her Program Update Reports were thorough and provided
specific feedback on Kevin's progress. Her guidance was invaluable.
We recently met with Sarah to reduce tutor hours so that
we would have some "downtime" for
Kevin and for the family. Having a little brother i the house did bring changes.
Sarah met our request. However, because of the lower number of hours, Kevin
would be put into a Functional Life Skills program. After some discussion amongst
ourselves, we felt that we could provide guidance in this area. As a result,
we felt that this would be an appropriate time to end services.
Kevin will still receive speech from his speech therapist,
attend special education preschool 4 mornings a week, and attend a preschool
for typical children 2 afternoons a week. Our primary goal for Kevin this
year is for him "to
learn how to interact appropriately with his peers." We hope to provide
additional opportunities for him to be with other children.
We know that Kevn still has much to learn and a long way to go.
ABC has provided a strong foundation for us to build upon. We are hopeful that
Kevin will continue to grow as he has done these past few years.
The Bancroft and Hobkirk Families
Thanks for your visiting us on this Wednesday August 29th weekly team meeting.
I appreciate your willingness to meet with me so that I could share my concerns
about my son Alvin and what he needs in the future. It was really a pleasant
meeting. According to Alvin's ability I understand that without the help of ABC home program, he could not have reduced his behavior within two years. He still
has some challenges and needs to be conquered, at least I can bring him out
in the public without fear and finally can bring back my family life. Here
I want to thank your Program manager Nicole, Senior Behavior consultant, Xochita,
tutors Breanna and Kristina, and sub-tutor Lisa. They helped Alvin to develop
his strengths and overcome his weaknesses. They built excellent interaction
during the session. They really did a great team job. And I also want to
say thanks to our home program coordinator Marie for arranging a substitute tutor
and upgrade information promptly. Our family really appreciates everything the
in-home program did for Alvin and understanding his needs. Thanks again
for your support.
Sincerely, Shu-shen (Alvin's Mother)
Testimonial Statements About ABC’s Infant-Toddler
"This is a wonderful program you have here. Everything that
I have seen is just so great!"
(Upon seeing the parent lounge and treadmill) "Wow!! You guys have really
thought of EVERYTHING, what a nice environment for your parents. Thank
you for bringing such an amazing program to our community. We are so fortunate
to have you here. If your center is this great, I can only imagine how
wonderful your in-home programs are, I am definitely going to refer some students
to you. I have some students who could really benefit from your program."