Kate's therapy has begun! She has a sweet autism support worker and a team we are confident will help her succeed. This kind of thing is always tricky to talk about for me because of how our treatment philosophy differs from that of the province but regardless of that, we are aware of how lucky we are that we live in a province that provides treatment to children with autism until they reach school age. The service dramatically drops off once the child enters school but that is for another post. This post is to celebrate that after 177 days of waiting; our Kate is finally receiving treatment. We are working with her team to modify the treatment plan to suit Kate. We also pay a private therapist to supplement Kate's treatment. Things are starting to come together. While it is not ideal for us, it is a step in the right direction. We will keep fighting to make sure our province expands treatment options but for now we celebrate that Kate has made it off the waiting list. We are so relieved we had a dance party!
Happy Mail to:
27 Wellington Row
Saint John, NB
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)