From “non-verbal” to “social butterfly”
Posted on March 29th, 2013 by Beth
At 28 months, Kai couldn’t walk, speak, or make contact with others. His parents were told he would be non-verbal and would probably require long-term care. They looked to Easter Seals for help.
Kai began autism services and showed amazing progress after only nine months. Talking was his first noticeable change. Because he was able to communicate, he had more meaningful interactions with family and other children, and began to enjoy activities. No longer isolated, Kai is now a social butterfly! He enjoys playing games and is also on target with spelling, counting, reading and writing.
When young children with special needs and developmental delays are diagnosed and receive early intervention services, they are able to build lifelong skills and achieve their dreams. That’s why Easter Seals is fighting to get children at risk the support they need to build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Visit our Make The First Five Count site. Read stories about other kids like Kai and access our free developmental milestones screening tool.