The Faces of Autism/Coulter

Meet Coulter!

Coulter is a sweet, smart 5 year old who was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at 2.5 years old.  He loves dinosaurs and can identify many with their scientific name.  He has tremendous spirit and an amazing smile.  He works hard and doesn't give up.

 Once we reached the interactive dinosaur exhibit, Coulter didn't really care that I was there anymore.  I'm pretty sure I was nothing more than a distraction from the cool, fun stuff. 

Once we reached the interactive dinosaur exhibit, Coulter didn't really care that I was there anymore.  I'm pretty sure I was nothing more than a distraction from the cool, fun stuff. 

Between 12-15 months, Coulter's parents noticed a major regression in speech and language.  He also started having more behaviors and showed less eye contact.  His parents had him start Early Intervention and he transitioned to BECEP at 3 years old.

This is not the plan Coulter's parents had planned while waiting for him to arrive in this world.  No one plans for things to not work out in a neat little package.  One thing they do know is that God has greatly blessed every single ounce of effort that has been put in by Coulter, his therapists, interventionists, and them.  He has multiplied it so many fold.

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His mom says "This isn't the journey that I had planned, but God had a different idea and it turns out, He is a better planner than I am.  I have met so many amazing families, therapists, advocates, and others through this journey that I never would have had the opportunity to know otherwise.  It's not all sunshine and roses, roses have thorns and are fertilized with manure, and that's okay, too."

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