Hi, I 'm single parent mum who has 4+ ASD son who is very smart, beautiful , happy and kind. I separated with xparnter because his negative behaviors to me and as well to baby since begging of my marrage. I suffered lot with his unkind Behaviour when I'm pregnant and its became worst after baby born. He was not accept baby and not giving money for me or baby. He ignored both me and baby.
Currently I can't do a job due to full time caring my son, I'm trying to settle down all the problems making by my XPartner regard to divorce, child support etc . Its really difficult situation due to his verbal abuse and not treating well for son and not helping himself with son's therapy..
I work hard since my son diagnose back in 2 years go to get this level, He doesn't have any words when he was 2 yrs old. I had to work more than 6 months get one word out of him. But with therapy and support, parent training he came very long way.
With the time we understood he really respond to ABA method and most of his challenging behaviors can tackle with it. Then he can learn and gain his skills faster and minimum pain to him. Still he not gain his basic skills for schooling. Next year he will be 5 and start schooling. He still depend on me most of his day to day routines also.
After starting ABA first time in his life he understood how much other people love him and how to love back too. Its amazing he said sorry to one of therapist when he accidentally hit his tummy. Most encouraging thing I ever saw within my son is he is never give up !!!
ABA is very cost method to continue but its gives best for my son. If I can continue somehow that will be the best thing I ever do for him.
Following is the cost for Month just for ABA, other than ABA he is on Occupational therapy and speech therapy as well.
ABA - $ 3000.00
OT- $ 500.00
Speech- $ 500.00
Special toys and products.- $550.00