|Joshua at 3 months old|
|Joshua at 1 year of age|
|Just before he turned 2 years old|
|3 years old|
Joshua was diagnosed at 4 and began intensive therapies right away. Now at 6, he has made some incredible progress socially and behaviorally as a result of these therapies. Several of his therapists over these past two years have made comments about how fast he picks up on the therapies and utilizes them. In the first year of therapy, his therapist told us that what Josh accomplished in 3 months, many kids can't even come close to accomplishing in 1 year! We praise the Lord for the brilliant mind He has given Josh and for the eager spirit he has to try the things he's being taught. He still has a long way to go, especially socially, but each therapy will bring him closer to the potential to live a "fairly normal" adult life that his diagnosing psychologist says is possible for him because of his early diagnosis and treatment.
April 2nd is World Autism Day. To commemorate it, people all over the world "Light it up Blue" by wearing blue, using blue lights, hanging blue signs, and wearing blue autism pins and such. The Empire State Building lights it up blue each year along with other buildings throughout the world. April 1-2 is used as the kickoff to the month along with the celebration of World Autism Day on the 2nd. Won't you join the growing number of people who rally together from around the world to rally autism awareness? Take a look at my Blue Page and browse the sight to learn more about the "Light it up Blue" Campaign as well as information about autism.
|Crazy 6 year old so full of life|