This is Thomas, the sweetest and kindest person you'll ever meet. At 5 years old, Thomas was diagnosed with ASD.
Autism affects Thomas in many ways: Social Awkwardness, Communication, and Sensory issues with food & sound. Initially, Thomas would only eat 4 or 5 things due to the texture of the food. Part of his therapy is introducing more food into his diet.
The Easterseals Champions for Children Program has been a blessing. Without their support we would not be able to afford the help Thomas needs. Thomas receives ABA Therapy, Speech, OT and tutoring. Thomas has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years.
Today Thomas is making new friends and eating a much wider variety of foods. He is in regular education classes and improving each day. Thank you Easterseals!!! Without you this would not be possible.
The Richardson Family