Monday, November 30, 2009

if we had only known...

We went to 100 Drs after Jessica stopped talking at the age of 18 months. Know one called it autism back then. This was 1993. It took almost 6 more years until we got a Dr to say the words autism. Maybe we could have done more, but the people around me know I did all I could. But today more can be done...and the earlier the better!

"Researchers have shown for the first time that if a child is diagnosed with autism as early as 18 months of age, offering the toddler age-appropriate, effective therapy can lead to raised IQ levels and improved language skills and behavior." READ MORE HERE