When Ahmad was three years old, he was diagnosed with autism. At the time, his verbal communication skills were so low his mom said, “Everything was a babble. When he needed something, it was like putting a puzzle together.” He often shied away from physical contact and was hesitant to run, walk up stairs or climb like other children his age.
Shortly after being diagnosed, Ahmad began receiving speech, occupational and physical therapies at Kids for the Future’s facility in Forrest City. In addition to working directly with Ahmad, our therapists and teachers helped his mom understand his diagnosis so she could better care for him at home. As she often says, “Not only did they help him, they helped me. My first time to hear about autism was when they told me his diagnosis. Before Kids for the Future, there were times I didn’t know what to do or how to handle the situation.” Read More