Well, we took a step forward today. I’m trying to focus on the positive and not beat myself up for not doing this sooner. We had the initial meeting to answer questions about our family and our daughter to get an ABA therapist to come in and work with our daughter. I’m so excited about the help we’re on the way to getting. Today’s session was just a question and answer session; now they have to start the process of getting approval for the service from our insurance company – and that could take some time. Still, to think that we will (hopefully) soon have someone coming in that understands the challenges we face with a child with both epilepsy and autism to help us help HER better is so exciting!
The areas they should be focusing on, according to what we talked about today, include communication and finding out the root cause of behavior issues we’ve had, potty training, and day-to-day tasks like dressing/undressing, putting toys away, etc. We’ll see how this works out, but it has promise. I’m just excited at the thought that we could achieve these goals. I know that that remains to be seen, but this is the most hope that I’ve had in a long, long time.
Hope is a wonderful feeling.