The Autism Education & Therapy Center invites the community to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of AutismETC’s new facility located at 941
Imagine the bewildering disbelief of receiving an autism diagnosis for your first child. Now,
imagine learning that your second child also has autism. This is what happened in the lives of the Padilla Family, Autism ETC’s family of the month. Parents Stephanie and Oscar have two children–Mason (age 5) and Evee (age 3). Both of their children have been diagnosed with ASD.
Every parent dreams of their child meeting all pediatric development milestones. However, sometimes not only does a child not meet these goals, they even regress and lose skills that they once had. For these parents, life is difficult and frightening.
Elijah was non-verbal; he would not make eye contact; he would stare at ceiling fans; and to express his warrants and needs, he would lead his caregiver to the item rather than simply telling them what he desired. Both Adam and Danielle made the decision to speak with their pediatrician about their concerns. The pediatrician referred them to Vanderbilt for testing.
Imagine driving 90 miles one way, 5 days a week, so your child can receive the therapy he desperately needs. This is what the McRee family has done for almost three years to receive services at the AutismETC Nashville location.