Alex's ABA journey
Alex is a beautiful, personable, cheeky little boy who was diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder when he was 2 years old. The devastation of this news quickly turned to hope, when after much research, we discovered there was an extremely effective therapy available and that early intervention was critical. That therapy was Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) . ABA therapy works by breaking down tasks into simple steps whilst using a reward system to motivate an autistic child to want to learn. The core deficits for a child (or adult) on the autistic spectrum are social communication and social interaction. Through ABA therapy Alex is slowly coming out of his world and into ours. He has been taught to use eye contact, he is slowly learning to talk, he is learning how to play with toys and starting to notice the world around him.
We know that this therapy will give Alex the best possible chance in life. We have already seen amazing progress from him but he still has some way to go. Sadly ABA therapy is not available through the NHS.
Working together with his ABA therapy, Alex also receives nutritional therapy. Following biomedical testing, Alex now follows a diet and takes supplements which are reducing/eliminating the inflammation inside him. These dietary changes are helping with Alex's concentration, behaviour, speech and hyper activity. All funds raised through this campaign will go towards the continuation of Alex's ABA programme and his nutritional therapy.
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