I do not know if this counts as an awareness post really but it is a part of our life – with DS/ASD and ABA Therapy….saying goodbye is HARD!
I remember when Boston started ABA – I was terrified. I have to drop my little sweetheart off – leave him there – all day – with STRANGERS. Boston is non-verbal so he can’t tell me if he loves it, hates it. If he gets aong with his therapist, if they are mean to him, impatient with him ——so many worries swirl through my head. We have been SO BLESSED at Hopebridge to have had AMAZING therapists working with Boston. They rotate so he gets a new therapist every quarter or so, Boston gets used to switching and working with new people. I think it helps that his therapists are STILL THERE in the building. He still sees them, hugs them, gets to love on them. This beauty in the pictures with Boston is Kaylie. She is currently his AM therapist and yesterday was our last day with her. She is moving to ALABAMA. We are all SO SAD about this! Boston and Kaylie have quite a sweet connection! He is going to miss her SO MUCH. I do not think he realized that yesterday when he waved goodbye that she would not be there this morning :( Luckily he LOVES his PM therapist too and I know Chelsie will give him extra love today. His new am therapist seems super sweet and has been co-treating Boston with Kaylie the past four days. Please pray Boston has a good morning! And please pray for Kaylee and her move to Alabama! (We hope to visit!!)