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Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2016
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Thanks for teaching us about autism. I think it would be hard to take a test with all those things going on at once. But if I had autism I think I would be the hearing power.
Thank you so much for presenting information to the Lucas County CASA Association. Everyone I have spoken to found the information valuable and the reviews were great. You Make a Difference! I look forward to working with you in the future!
Love these seminars put on by the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. Great way to learn and meet others going through similar experiences. It helps to not be alone or feel alone in this journey.
Thank you so much for all your help over the past few months. With your help we were able to gain a better understanding of individuals affected by autism. With your assistance we were able to develop a mock interpersonal skill development program for adults with ASD.
Occupational Therapy Students from the University of Toledo
Thank you for coming to our school. My favorite activity was with all the noise while you were trying to read. Thank you for the candy. Are you going to come next year?
You were so helpful in giving me resources for my daughter who has a child with autism and is going through a divorce. Words are so inadequate to fully explain the feeling of my heart. Not only did you give me information, it was provided quickly and on “off” hours.
As of this week we may have a signed IEP for [my son]. Thanks to your guidance and support, I think [my son] is well established to meet with success as his education progresses. Thank you for helping to launch things in the right direction, for your personal and professional expertise and your invaluable time and assistance.
Thanks again for spending time with me to create some simple rules/signs for [my son]. I have them posted and working with him. Awesome to know [the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio] provides us with amazing support!
Thank you for teaching us. I learned that some people are different and that is no reason to tease them. I will work on trying to stand up for people.
[An Elementary Student]
… I did want to tell you that I was very impressed with ESY [summer school program] this year. [My son] did exceptionally well, and made so much progress. He loved it, and was bummed when it was over.
Thank you so much for your excellent presentation at Danbury High school last week! I’m seeing positive results already in the way classmates approach [our student]. Two of the counselors thanked me for setting this up and agreed that it was a great topic and presentation – it was accurate, interesting and from the heart!
I liked it when you came to our school because you told the story and the door was slamming, bells were dinging, a candle was smelling up the whole room and the lights were flickering. You showed me how I would feel if I had autism. Thank you.
Thank you for teaching me about [child's name withheld for confidentiality]. I can understand him more. We play more and have more fun.
Thank you for coming in and talking to us about autism. I liked it when you showed us how it is like to have autism. Now I know not to make fun of other people with autism. Thank you for coming to our school.
I like when you were talking about autism. It was cool how you did the numbers. It was awesome when you did the thing with the smoke and gloves and whistles. It was really cool because you taught people how to respect others, no matter who they are it don’t matter what they look in the outside. What matters is what’s in the inside.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you have done for myself and [my son]. Words alone cannot express the gratitude I have for all that you have taken on in the last two years. God has truly blessed me when he sent you my way. I am grateful for all of the phone conversations, hospital visits and many school meetings you attended when you didn’t have to. Please continue to pray for [my son] as his struggle is just beginning and pray for God to give me strength to handle whatever lies ahead for us. God Bless you.
I want to thank you for generously sharing your time with us to speak to our group. Your talk had everything we were looking for and it was very informative. I have heard from many of the members that they really enjoyed your presentation. They especially liked the handouts you were able to provide, along with the visual aids. Again, thank you very much for coming.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your personal accounts and expertise. I have never heard a group of professionals so grateful for a presentation that was not a “typical” seminar on autism.
[A School Psychology Association]
I hope that you remember [me] from a few weeks ago. I apologize for the crying, but speaking with you was very comforting and helped tremendously. I wanted to thank you for sending me the information on funding opportunities and the recommendations from the National Academy of Science. I am glad to report, after letters from doctors, therapists, friends, and former teachers along with the NAS article, [our school of choice] has changed their mind, and will be taking him 5 full days a week. I am ecstatic! Thanks for everything!
Every time I call you, I get help.
-Parent of a seven year old with autism and ADHD.
Thank you so much for attending our meeting yesterday. The information you shared with the group was helpful and will improve the primary care physicians’ ability to connect autistic families with resources available in our community.
When asked why presentations were helpful, one response was:
"Autism....because if you can identify the problem and understand the person that you are dealing with, it’s easier to come up with a solution to help."
- a Law Enforcement Officer at a Lucas County Crisis Intervention Training
I wanted to say thank you to whoever I spoke to on the phone. Maybe the same person – I don’t know. I called to ask about [the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio’s] summer program. Although circumstances failed to allow me to put my son in [the summer program], you were so helpful to me being from out of town and that was above and beyond. I have called the Autism Society for other things and have always had great results and friendly advice. I have had a pleasant experience with [the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio] and I wanted to really let you hear how grateful I am.
Thank you for helping us last year when our son was diagnosed. I had called your office and you were so helpful. I was an emotional mess at the time. Since then he has been working with [a provider] and has been able to stay at his preschool. We have learned so much this year and feel blessed that people like you are out there.
Thank you for all your help with my son. I finally feel like I know where to go to get the answers to all my questions. I’m so excited about the possibilities for [my son],
[This] letter is to let you know my appreciation of what the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio has done for my family. Specifically, they have helped in the following ways:
1. They helped my son who has autism get on the Challenger Baseball Team and had the fee waived.
2. Because [my son] got on the team, they let my other son join the team and they waived his fee also. (I cannot afford the fee for either child).
3. They got money from Andersons and Family Resources to build a privacy fence around my yard for the safety of my children.
4. They spend a huge amount of time listening to my problems.
5. They are very informative about community resources that I can use.
6. They are working on getting my family a scholarship to the “Y” so that my son can continue to take karate lessons which I can no longer afford.
Because of the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio’s help with all these issues surrounding my son with autism, they have helped my entire family in ways that they probably don’t even know. I cannot thank them enough for what they have done to help us through some very difficult issues.
Also I would like to add that the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio is currently working on helping me get some more adaptive equipment for [my son] among all the other things they have done.
Thank you for looking out for me.
[A Man on the Autism Spectrum]
I am writing to say that [The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio] has changed our son’s life in ways both large and small. They have been a lifeline for me and my family for the past nine months.
Before my son’s official diagnosis (which we suspected), they were helpful in pointing us to appropriate resources which we could use to start working on his deficits. They assisted us in identifying what we could do ourselves while waiting 6 months to see the developmental pediatrician. They also helped us to make important contacts…. that are now playing a critical role in our son’s life. In short, they gave us the skills we needed to become an effective advocate for our son.
After the official diagnosis, they provided some much needed emotional support. The support group they run has been of enormous benefit, also.
Lastly, they have assisted us in our son’s IEP meetings. They have consistently provided input to the IEP team that is pertinent, consistent with [his] needs, and knowledgeable about our rights in the IEP process. We have made real progress with our son’s school, with our own hard work and the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio’s help.
As a result, [our son] is currently a happy, thriving 4 1/2 year old making tremendous progress, which we expect to continue. The school has agreed to provide summer services (no small feat). None of this would have been possible without the help of [the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio]. Keep up the good work.