Celebrating Autism Therapy Success for our Kiddos in 2020
January 08, 2021
January 08, 2021
Last year feels like it was just yesterday … ok, maybe a week ago! Though 2020 was not an easy year for anyone, let alone the children with autism spectrum disorder we serve at Hopebridge, we saw our kiddos and team members use it to accomplish some pretty incredible goals.
While taking the time to reflect and celebrate the amazing feats, we reached out to our families and Hopebridge heroes on social media to find out what they were most proud of this year. From kids with autism learning to wear masks, to parents balancing a new home life, to Hopebridge expanding to a new state with autism therapy center locations in Colorado, our community worked together through it all and found a way to thrive.
If you need a little inspiration to kick off 2021, here are some of the other shining moments our Hopebridge kiddos experienced this year with support from applied behavior analysis (ABA therapy).
What moment where you proudest of your child?
“My son getting his first haircut at an autism salon. I am so proud of you Isaiah❤️❤️❤️”
“First time he said Momma 🥺”
“When our son tolerated new foods!”
“He went from a few words to saying small sentences! We love Hopebridge!”
“Seeing my son respond to his name” @bmwhulbert
“My son, Josiah, learning to use the restroom 🚻 on his own. Very proud. 😢”
“My son, Noah, can say ‘open the door’ 🥰”
“Learning to tie his shoes!❤️”
“My son now can verbally say his wants!”
“More words! And tolerating a haircut 🙏”
“When my son learned how to count.”
“My son’s speech! He started non-verbal. With his amazing speech therapist, OT and RBTs, he has come so far”
What was your favorite “success” moment with a kiddo?
“We helped a patient tolerate wearing his glasses and now he puts them on every morning!”
“Hearing a child finally saying ‘I love you’ to his mom 😭❤️ “ “My nonverbal kiddo tacted 1-10 today!!!!!!”
“Independently washing hands!”
“My kiddo is vocalizing WORDS a lot after introducing pictures for communication!”
“Potty training a kiddo who had been trying for years before starting ABA!”
“Having my kid use ‘oh’ for the first time independently as an approximation of ‘open’❤️”
“When my patient was able to walk around the center without running or grabbing their peers!”
“OT here! A kid tied his shoes using a new approach without assist after years of trying! 🥰”
“Having a kiddo go from highly aggressive to discharging in a year 😭❤️”
“When he told me ‘go potty’ for the first time! 🥰”
“When my patient said their first words!!”
“2 of our littles graduated with significant behavior reduction in just 3 weeks 🙌”
We are so proud of all our kiddos and therapists! We can’t wait to see what is in store for them in 2021.
What are your family’s goals for your child this year? If setting up your kid for their own success and independence is your intention for the new year, Hopebridge can help. Once conducting autism testing through a diagnostic evaluation, then arranging for ABA therapy, we want to collaborate with you to help your child to reach their greatest potential. For more information on Hopebridge services and centers, fill out our quick online form.
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