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This is Anthony's ABA Therapy Fund! The funds will be used for Anthony's therapy expenses are not covered by private insurance.

Anthony is a 6 year old little boy who has Autism. He was dx when he was 2.4 years old. Since then Anthony has come a long way!

We started him in speech, OT, PT, and school for 9 months before ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) started. Although the other therapies were great, we found more success with this specific therapy program. Ant is currently receiving 22-24 hours of one on one therapy time. Once he gets home from a full day in K5, he works for 3-3.5 hours. On weekends he has therapy for 5-6 hours. Of course we are going to have to reduce the hours once we start paying for this program to keep cost down unfortunately.

Anthony has made great strides while being in this program for the last 2 years. In January 2012, our state insurance will no longer cover this therapy service. We are trying to plan ahead to secure funds that will help cover the program cost since its very expensive. My husband and myself can not walk away after seeing how this program has changed my son's life.

Our private insurance will not cover this therapy service either. They always look at the cost of the program instead of the person that will benefit from it! My husband and I live in WI but work in MN. I am currently searching for employement in WI. To give up on my career is hard to swallow, but for Ant I will do anything. Living on a border does have its down sides. WI has a state mandate that forces insurance companies to cover therapy cost for kids with Autism. MN does not have this mandate in place.

To hear my son's voice, to have him look at me with those beautiful green/brown eyes, to see him engage with his peers, eager to learn, playing simple games, walk down the street with him staying by my side, being so independent, having interest and hobbies like space and the human body, helping to bake/cook, getting excited about things we are excited about, see him so happy in life, instead of a little boy who was so aggressive and so withdrawn into himself, Its just too precious of a program to just leave because of the cost.

We really are visiting every avenue possible to help ensure Anthony is given all the opportunities he needs in order to have a successful childhood, education, and future!

If you would like to donate, but would like to receive more inforamation you can contact me at

If you would like to send a donation through the mail, please send to the following:

Julia Deaton
406 7th St South
Hudson WI 54016

Checks payable to:

A.L.D. Deaton Fund-Raiser

You can also donate at this site!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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