Adam is an energetic, fun, loving, silly 3-year-old who has Autism.
Adam was developing typically, until he wasn’t. One day we noticed he was not doing the same things as his older sibling was at his age. Adam never talked, he just made sounds, babbling noises, and screams. Then we noticed some repetitive behaviors, lack of eye contact, and hand flapping. We went to his pediatrician to voice our concerns. She made a referral to an autism center to get tested. Adam was diagnosed at just 21 months old with severe autism and a speech and language disorder. He also has sensory and behavioral issues.
We then went and learned everything we could about autism and contacted Help Me Grow. Adam started with the play project through Help Me Grow. He also started private speech and occupational therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Although now 3 years old, Adam is still nonverbal but he has made tremendous strides in ABA therapy thanks to his amazing therapist, Kourtney! I am also happy to say Adam will be attending preschool in the fall! Aside from autism, Adam loves to play and watch basketball, color everything, jump, run, loves water, bubbles and to play with his two sisters.
Adam really is just your typical kid who just happens to be on the spectrum. We know Adam will continue to make great strides and hope to have a furry companion by his side to help him along the way!
Your help will assist Adam in continuing to making great strides with a pal by his side. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about AdamLee!
You can also mail a check or money order to:
W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
112 East Center Street
Berea, OH 44017
Please make a memo that your donation is in Adam's Name.
*Future donations will create scholarships for other Kids in Need to receive their service dog for life.