Monthly Archives: December 2015


Samantha’s Story


Samantha began attending the Applied Behavior Center in January of 2013, when she was 5 years old. The center came highly recommended by a coworker of mine. After sending Sam to a developmental pre-school for 2 years, we decided to try ABC for Autism. When she started at ABC, she was unable to communicate with us. She couldn’t tell us what she wanted, felt or needed. Her behaviors were uncontrollable. She would cry, scream and throw fits because she lacked communication skills. She was also unable to use the restroom even though we had tried to potty-train her for the previous 2 years. The difference in Sam was noticeable almost immediately. She was potty trained in just 8 weeks. She started talking and putting two words together. She had decreases in rocking, blabbing, and other repetitive behaviors One of the best moments for us was mid-May of 2013. We were tucking in Sam for the night and as we walked out her room, in her perfect soft little girl voice she said “Mommy…I…love…you”. I whipped around and turned on the light exclaiming “what did you say!!??” She giggled at my excitement and would not repeat herself. I tucked her in […]

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