“It’s crushing to see … you can’t help but feel like you did something wrong,” admits Elyssa. “As a parent you just want the best for your kids.”
Elyssa is a proud parent of five-year-old twin boys. While in preschool last year, Elyssa and the boys’ teachers noticed that their social play was a little “off” and that they were not participating in groups or playing with the other children.
The preschool referred Elyssa to Nexus-FACTS where a diagnostic assessment was completed, and the children received a preliminary diagnosis of Autism. “Nexus-FACTS helped us get into family therapy and even went the extra mile to secure a grant that allowed us to receive free services,” says Elyssa.
Elyssa meets twice a week with a therapist who provides parenting support while the boys meet with a skills trainer at the same time.
“The boys love coming to Nexus-FACTS and saying hello to all of the staff,” says Elyssa. “The boys receive services and I interact with them with our therapist guiding us, which provides me with hands-on support and learning.
“My children are gaining skills to have a normal life and everything for our family has become easier.”