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This fundraiser ended on 12/23/11

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The family and friends of Thayden Parker are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against Autism and keep him safe.

Hi everyone,

My son Thayden was diagnosed with low fuctioning autism at the age 18 months. When Thayden was 6-7 months old he did reach is milestone goals for his age, was making sounds and saying some words and phrases. Shortly after his 9 month mmr shots he began regressing in behavior and goals. He never could pull his head up laying on his belly or crawl, he lost all words and eye contact. Endless nights of no sleep for him and for myself. I did realize differences with him and other kids his age and started bring it to family members. I would watch him for hours spinning in circles, hand flapping, screaming,head banging,biting, lining up cars and being obessed with water play. One day i was watching www.youtube.com, videos of children playing in water all the time and to my amazement, these children were doing the exact behaviors that my precious son does everyday. The videos were called (Signs and Symptoms of Autism in Children).I was a very concerned mother at this point and brought him to the Ped doctor and they refered me to a Birth-2-3 program.

The provider was Beacon Services of Ct, they were amazing people, they all came ot my home and taught my son amazing things with ABA therapy. Thayden had the best two teachers in the world, Melissa and Tricia, he was progressing so fast with them, talking, playing, interacting with others.

At the age of three, Thayden was transitioned out of the program in to public school because the health insurance stopped covering the therapy. My son then regressed back to most of his unwanted behaviors and is now non verbal again and hardy trys to communticate with family and friends.

We are trying to raise money for ABA therapy again, window safety bars, autism communtication apps, a speical needs car seat, saftey harness, gps tracking device and a special needs tricycle. All of these therapies are not covered by health insurance. All funds raised will go directly to these needs.

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