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Review for Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc, Schererville, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My son received a wonderful surprise this holiday season, an iPad from ASDF! While he is interacting and displaying notable talent with its music composing, keyboard and drums/percussion features, I am using it to facilitate his social communication and problem solving skill development through direct teaching using mobile technology. The iPad now allows me to follow through with the information, guidance and use and App recommendations I received from social skill experts during a parent workshop. Some of social communication app recommendations include: The Room, Lets Be Social, My School Day, Social Detective and Machinarium. We have the deepest gratitude for having received important support from ASDF during our solution-seeking journey to improve our quality of life. Thank you ASDF!

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Review for Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Inc, Schererville, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My son is 10 years old recently diagnosed high functioning on the spectrum alongside combined ADHD presentation. He experiences a gap between his high abilities and his deficits. Up until 3rd grade, he achieved fairly well academically (with a lot of home support) despite cognitive learning differences. His high sensory/sensitivities, delayed balance, gross motor skill and spatial coordination, and impulsivity are the source of his social challenges.

While in water (as a form of “aqua therapy" ), he has always experienced tremendous relief for his condition relieving anxiety, expending pent up energy and ameliorating sleep/wake cycle/disturbances. In addition, his physician prescribed swimming as part of his treatment program. Since an infant, being in water – whether the pool or bath – noticeably improves his quality of life. Knowing this, I reached out to ASDF for a scholarship in sending him to a summer swim program while our insurance provider continued to delay providing for a medically-prescribed activity. We are extremely grateful for ASDF’s support. Mr. Slutsky was incredibly responsive, and my son began his swim program immediately. He is already thriving within the first two weeks of participating under the guidance of trained/certified coaches who have become a part of the solution to a better quality of life. Providing for programs that positively impact the lives of children on the spectrum is incredibly important, and can become very challenging to locate and secure. With their support, ASDF turned a challenging situation into a solution, immediately improving the quality of life for my son. ASDF has made a huge difference, and we are extremely grateful to be able to move forward with their support.

Role:  Client Served