Alexis Shares Her Story of Healing
When we first heard about biomedical treatments after our autism diagnosis we scoured the internet for autism recovery stories. We had to know it was possible, that it was safe to hope.
With each story we read, that hope grew a little brighter. That’s why it is so important for us to share our stories, and as we grow,
Diagnosis and Despair
We got the autism diagnosis for my son on May 5th, 2017. I came home from the diagnosis appointment with the psychologist and looked at the stack of paperwork they handed us.
The first thing I did was look up the subscriber benefits phone number for our insurance company so I could call to learn about coverage for the 20 hours a week of behavioral therapy we were told my son needed.
After sitting on hold for 10 minutes the rep informed me that “ABA therapy” wasn’t covered. Great. What were we supposed to do now? Thousands of dollars a month out of pocket for therapy wasn’t in the budget. I spent the next few days angry. Mad. FURIOUS. ABA was it.
Yeah, I could join the local autism support groups for commiseration, but that wouldn’t help my kid. Was he destined to special education and therapy for the rest of his life?
A Glimmer of Hope
I reached out to a former co-worker who I knew had a kiddo on the spectrum. When I asked if they were doing ABA for their son, he said “You need to talk to my wife…she takes care of all of that.” He connected his wife and me up via FB messenger and we began to chat.
It wasn’t until she said that opted out of ABA and were doing “
We’ve been a
I determined that some of the foods my son was eating were causing an immune reaction that resulted in inflammation, making the symptoms of autism more prominent. Over the last year, I’ve learned so much about the systems of the body and how they’re all connected. Through proper nutrition, treatment of viral, fungal and bacterial infections, we’ve been able to help heal my son’s body and calm his immune system.
Through proper nutrition, treatment of viral, fungal and bacterial infections, we’ve been able to help heal my son’s body and calm his immune system.
We are watching the “symptoms of autism” diminish every day. My son can now complete puzzles and is playing with toys more appropriately. He’s engaging his family and peers in games and activities. He’s using words to ask for what he wants. His attention and focus
Hope for the Future
As we continue with treatment and ABA therapy for Squishyboy, we are better able to weather the ups and downs. It’s so much easier to handle rough days when you have the data and support that let you know you’re on the right track. Behaviors and symptoms become signposts for shifts in his supplements instead of something we just had to bear or were clueless on how to handle. It’s such a relief.
I’ve got big plans for my little guy…he’s got a great life ahead of him and he’ll go on to do big things. He’s already come so far. <3
I’m incredibly glad you found us because I want to offer you this same hope for healing.
All my best,
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