We started ABA Therapy with ART a little over two years ago. We were out of options and just completely exhausted as parents when a friend suggested ABA therapy for our son. Our son at the time was 9 years old, not able to read/write, in a self-contained “Life Skills” classroom and his behavior was out of control at home. He was so aggressive and physical with us on a daily basis including his younger brother. We were out of options as well as his team of Doctors and we felt like “bad” parents. We were not able to go to public places as a family for fear of how our son would behave. He would scream, hit, bite, punch, spit, kick, pull hair, choke, etc. to any of his family members.
ABA started and we were taught a different way of parenting. Having therapist to stand beside you and almost “co-parent” with you was a feeling I can’t describe. We felt empowered, relieved, validated and hopeful just to name a few. We have learned so much from ART and can’t begin to describe what they have done for our family. I am proud to say my son is currently reading, in a resource classroom and fully included in all general education classes. My son has not physically assaulted a family member or therapist in over a year. We have been blessed with an amazing team at ART that has given us a chance to be a “family” again. We go places now that we never imagined we would be able to go with my oldest son. My family often comments on how far our son has come since starting ART and they are just amazed. We can’t even begin to describe just how life changing ART has been for our family. My son wouldn’t be who he is today without ART and we can’t imagine the path we would of taken had they not stepped in.