Interviewee: Mom, Natalia

Son: Daniel, 22 y.o, Autism

Main Goal: Reduce his anxiety and get him more motivated for physical activity

Can you describe what things were like when your son/daughter first started working with Breakthrough?

Daniel was not interested in physical fitness or exercise until he started working out in the class, and now he loves it and is reluctant to miss any session!

What improvements have you been able to see and feel as a result of working with Breakthrough?

I believe that fitness class gives Daniel a good work out and relief from anxiety about doing exercises. It has also given him a great ability to socialize with others and become a helpful and kind person, as he was intended to be.

What kind of impact has it had on your life and your son/daughters life and confidence?

It gave me assurance that Daniel can work with other people in a group and meet new friends. What a beautiful impact on his and my life indeed. We are truly excited about Daniels interest in physical fitness!

What do you love most about visiting our office and working with Breakthrough?

I absolutely love the wonderful and caring personell I have come in contact with. Your staff has a special touch with parents and people of different type of disabilities. It is a true gift and mercy that we do not see often. I admire your kindness and understanding and prompt responses. Thank you!

If someone was on the fence about working with us - what do you think would make them feel more confident about giving us a try?

It is an individual decision, but I would tell them, what do you have to lose? The staff is very professional and even if the session will not work out as you imagined it, let them find a key to the person’s abilities and interests. The folks at Breakthrough absolutely know what they are doing and will achieve miracles. Give them a try!

Anything else you want to add or want people to know?

My deep appreciation of all that you have done for Daniel and my hope that he will have a great skill of physical fitness and enjoy working out for his body and soul.