I am a father of Clyde Matthew, a 4yr old boy and was diagnosed of having autism at 2yrs old.
He was born normal. He had his newborn screening at the hospital he was born, “all are normal”, complete of vaccines and vitamins he needs to grow. Until one day, one of my wife’s relative who’s son is also having special needs told us to have Clyde check with a DevPed(Developmental Pediatrician). I can still remember the pain when his doctor said that our son has autism. It’s like all of our drems for him shattered but ofcourse we can not let that happen to our son. After consultation we were advise to get Clyde to a Therapy center. We have accepted his condition and started his therapy immediately.
At first we can still manage to send him to OT (Occupational Therapy) but with an ever rising demand for his therapy, we are in need of help (Financially). To this date I am still working as a call center agent to support our daily needs and other expenses. My wife is taking care of our son (credit to my wife who is untiringly loving our son).
He needs to go to SPED (Special Education) - per semester we would need thirty thousand pesos (₱30,000). Also, he started to utter some words not unlike before that he will be staring on you for longer period of time but will not say even a single word. His speech therapy is conducted once a week which cost six hundred pesos (₱600). Last would be his OT (Occupational Therapy), conducted twice a week and cost seven hundred pesos (₱700) for each session
We are very happy and blessed of his progress. I am sure with the grace of GOD he will do more. His teachers are really seeing Clyde going to mainstream hopefully by next year. This means that he will be included on a regular class, with regular students, teachers and school.
We, parents of Clyde Matthew is knocking to your good heart. Please help us continue to send him to his therapy school. He is doing really great and we don’t want to break his momentum. We wanted to see more of his talent aside from singing and dancing which I think he inherited from me ( I hope my wife won’t be able to read this). All we wanted is the good for our son. Nothing more. Nothing less
Thank you in advance and godbless you!