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.
After receiving the diagnosis, the Fuller’s placed Zoey in a developmental Pre-K program. Still, she made little progress. Finally, someone recommended they contact AutismETC. Patrick said, “We did not know what AutismETC was all about until we took the tour and the staff explained the program to us.
Three days after his 1st birthday, Nash was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. He was the youngest child ever diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Vanderbilt.