Weʼve raised £3,600 to help our severely autistic son, Adam, get the support that he needs.
- Ebbsfleet Valley, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 3rd September 2017
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***We would just like to post an update to say how truly grateful we are for the donations so far. We have attempted to contact as many of you as we can personally, but for those who donated anonymously or for whom we don't have contact details, please know that we are humbled by your generosity. We regularly read all of your well-wishes and prayers and have saved them to hopefully be able to show Adam one day***
Our son, Adam, is a lovely 3 year old with a gentle temperament and a beautiful smile. He was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder just before he turned 2, and has recently been assessed to be at the level of a 6 month old across all areas of development. It is most likely that Adam will require lifelong care and support.
Four months ago we started behavioural therapy with Adam and the results are promising. He is now making eye contact, rolling a ball and learning to point at pictures of food or drink. Adam is completely non-verbal – he does not speak any words at all - so this development has been crucial to him being able to communicate his basic needs.
Early intervention, such as behavioural therapy, has consistently been proven to make a difference. Unfortunately, we have not been offered any support by the NHS and we are having to fund Adam’s therapy ourselves. The on-going costs mean that we are unable to provide Adam with the hours that he needs, and may soon have to stop.
We are asking for your kind help to reach our target of funding the next few months of treatment as this will set us on the way to further unlocking Adam’s potential and helping him to understand and be part of the world around him. We are desperate not to miss this limited timeframe for early intervention.
The treatment plan is; Behavioural therapy (£2400 per month)*, Speech therapy (£280 p/m), Occupational therapy (£320 p/m).
*Behavioural therapy is only proven to be successful when intensive – in Adam’s case 30 hours a week. It costs £20 an hour.
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Aug 15, 2017
We love you Adoomi ;)May Allah give you shifaa. You have amazing parents who are proud of you and will continue to always be;)
Aug 15, 2017
Good luck on your journey. You are amazing parents doing a fantastic job. Inshallah Adam wil continue to improve with your dedication and perseverance.
Aug 14, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
I wish you both and Adam all the best. <3
Jul 29, 2017
Lots of prayers for little Adam xx
Jul 22, 2017
We hope all goes well for your family. With love from Mandy and balf xxx
Jul 16, 2017
Good luck guys
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