Beau is a 3 year old boy who was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at 2.5 years old. He is a sweet little boy with tons of energy! He loves lining up his toys, labeling pictures and counting. He loves to sing preschool songs and is even doing some of the motions for the songs! He loves playing in water, just not while it is running!
As a baby, Beau did not coo or babble, but instead made deep growling sounds when he was happy or playful. He did not know how to play with typical baby toys. When sat down, he stayed in the spot he was put and did not try to explore. Beau could not eat baby food off of a spoon. He did not wave or appropriately interact with others.
Beau started Early Intervention at 1.5 years old and transitioned to BECEP at 3 years old. He is now on the DD (Developmental Disabilties) Waiver.
Beau has made amazing progress. At Christmas 2015, he had only 2-3 words that he mimicked and didn't use functionally. Today, Beau says well over 100 words and uses them functionally! He can identify letters and numbers, label pictures of foods, shapes, and spells out words. He now can ask his mom for milk and crackers and he points to things of interest. He has started saying animal sounds as well and even giggles with excitement! He is become more aware of those around him and his world is expanding every day.