Interviewee: Mom, Sheryl

Son & Daughter: Shira and Daniel, Autism

Main Goal: To get healthier, keep in shape, and lose weight

Could you tell us your son/daughter’s name, age and diagnosis?

I have two children on the autistic spectrum. Shira age 31 with mild autism and Daniel age 27 with moderate autism.

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

My husband and I had concerns about Shira and Daniels' limited abilities in motor planning, sensory integration, and visual spacial representations. We were also concerned that neither of our children participated adequately in physical activities and we were confident that group would get them into better shape.

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

Daniel and Shira look forward to going to this group weekly, and have shown markedly improved physical stamina and coordination. Christine has been an exceptional therapist and leader!

What impact has it had on your life and your son/daughter's life and confidence?

Both kids feel more confident in their physical abilities and in their ability to navigate complex "space".

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

Everyone has an extremely positive and "can do" attitude. Our kids love the music that Christine provides, which acts as an additional motivator.

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

I can attest to the transformative effects of your center and its capable staff.

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

We have seen many therapists through our voyage with our kids (now young adults) and clearly Breakthrough stands out and stands high!