A flood of emotions hit me hard while watching Eli graduate Pre-K this week. Two years ago when Eli was diagnosed with PDD NOS I felt like it was a death sentence. I can’t begin to say how I felt that he would grow up disadvantaged and face a lifetime of hardship. Now, with the efforts of his team, especially Ralph he has blossomed into a kid who can get up on stage, sing songs and do the proper hand gestures and most importantly, have a fun time and be social with his peers.
It is sometimes hard to watch your child grow up and mature. There are times when I look at him and see him as a baby, and other times when I view him as my little man. I am so proud of what has achieved. Ralph said something to me as I was hugging him and crying thank you during the ceremony. He said Eli had it within him all of the time. He was right, but it took a special person to bring it out of him. I can’t say enough about what Ralph has provided Eli. He changed his future, he opened it up.
If you are ever in need of professional services for your autistic child, whether the diagnosis is PDD NOS or Autism and you need the best Special Education Intervention Teacher, give me a call. I know who to recommend. Thanks Ralph, thanks for everything you have done and continue to do. You should feel proud of what you helped Eli conquer.