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I am raising money for my son with special needs to provide the therapy he needs that insurance does not cover.

Meet Ty! A 6 year old with Ds, autism, neuromuscular scoliosis and a host of other challenges. He loves fun and life and all of the joy that being an active boy can bring.
For Ty, all of that fun has to be put aside often for surgeries, painful recoveries and relapses. With neuromusuclar scoliosis, the fun often results in pain. He does not get to enjoy the freedom of flying down a slide, riding a bike or jumping on a tramploine even though he wants to. He would willingly do it and pay the cost in pain afterwards. It makes it difficult to parent him because it involves holding him back. We cant allow him to have the fun he sees others having and he does not understand. He does not learn from the pain.
The therapy we are seeking is ABA. We are hoping to reach him and help him communicate his pain, joy and personal choices. Right now we cannot get through to him.
Ty is a bright young man, who reads and spells and is beginning to add. Although he can read and comprehend, he cannot tell us he hurts or that he is hungry except through behavior. For what ever reason the communication process is blocked. His negative behavior is increasing as a result.
Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used toward this goal.
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