Ady’s Wings-Miles (08/11/2015 - 10/08/2015)

From Miles' Mom All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost-J.R.R Tolkien Miles Garcia Jackson blessed this world on a cool winter’s day.  I knew from the moment he was born that he was special.  Just how special remained to be seen.  He was born with 2 teeth and older nurses and hospital workers stopped by my room just to lay a hand on him.  “He’s lucky ma’am,” they’d tell me, eager to get close... Read more

Ady’s Paws – Eli (07/29/2015 - 9/21/2015)

  Eli Cooper           Eli Cooper's Story Eli is our 8-year-old son, who is autistic and non-verbal as well as physically handicapped. The first 18 months of his life, Eli appeared to be typically developing in every way except speech. His pediatrician wanted to start some speech therapy, and that’s where our journey began. We kept thinking, “Oh, boys are slower learners; he will get it,” but it never came. Then, we dove head first into... Read more

Ady’s Paws – Bond (06/02/2015 - 07/26/2015)

Bond Bond has severe autism. At eight years old, his twin sister is the model of health and well-being, but Bond has been battling developmental delays since he was born. At two and a half, Bond’s few words stopped coming, and his face went blank. He was diagnosed with autism. After relentless rounds of occupational, speech, and behavioral analysis therapy, Bond’s parents began to put him in special schools designed to help him. Bond responded to the therapy, but now... Read more

Ady’s Barracks-Ethan (06/18/2015 - 07/26/2015)

  From Ethan's Mom Ethan is an amazing 7 year old who has low functioning/severe autism. He is an absolute joy. He loves to dance and jump and spin, he loves letters and playing in water and making patterns out of things. He is the third of four children in our family. He has a 9 year old sister, an 8 year old brother, and a 5 year old little sister.  His dad is a computer support technician, and his... Read more

Ady’s Wings-Nate (06/02/2015 - 06/06/2015)

Nate From Nate's Mom I knew from the moment Nate was born and he looked through me, something was different. At two months, Nate was diagnosed with central nervous system disfunction. He was placed in early intervention. Countless therapies including trips to Nancy Kaufman Center in West Bloomfield, MI, enrollment in an oral deaf school, and ABA school. I prayed for answers and we were moved to Atlanta from Kentucky. In Atlanta, we found some answers at Emory/Maricus Insitute. Nate... Read more

Ady’s Wings – Olivia & Ava (05/09/2015 - 05/26/2015)

Olivia and Ava Ava is 5 years old and has autism. She was born healthy and met all developmental milestones on time or in advance. At 18 months, her Nana expressed concern that Ava was not making eye contact with her, would not answer to her name, and sat in the floor for 45 minutes taking plastic forks and spoons out of a container and putting them back in. She suggested that she might have autism. Although in complete denial, we... Read more

Ady’s Wings – Brody (5/5/2015 - 5/6/2015)

Brody Brody Bearden was diagnosed with autism when he was two and a half, but has been in therapy since he was six weeks old. What began as occupational therapy at eight months, then speech therapy at 16 months, rolled into a prognosis of early developmental delays and epilepsy. The developmental problems continued to plague Brody, leaving his family confused and concerned. After his second birthday, a clinical psychologist finally placed him on the autism spectrum. The Bearden family was... Read more

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