Quinn was brought into this world in the Spring of 2007. He was a happy, health baby boy who met all his milestones early on, therefore never providing a clue that something may be wrong. In the Spring of 2011, Quinn was released from his first daycare due to aggressive behavior. The school advised that Quinn lacked empathy when acting aggressively with his fellow classmates. After his release from a second and third daycare due to the same aggressive behavior, I sought help from our local Children's Specialized Hospital who suggested an autism team evaluation due to several red flags.
In November of 2011, my son was diagnosed with Aspergers/ASD. His aggressive behavior stemmed from sensory issues involving sound, light, touch and texture and he was recommended to undergo treatment through the Occupational Therapy program through the facility. After only one month of treatment through the program, I have seen such a world of difference in my son.
Quinn also loves NHL Hockey. He currently plays ice hockey for the Brick Stars, a special needs hockey program for children with developmental disabilities ranging from autism to downs syndrome. Words cannot express how wonderful this program is and how it is helping develop his fine motor skills as well as his social skills by interacting with his team.
Quinn has changed me, but for the greater good. He has taught me patience that I never thought I had, taught me how to laugh through my tears, find humor in all things in life and mostly to be a warrior and fight for the things I believe in, which is him. Everyday I thankful for this child who came into my life, and while not a perfect child, he is my child and I love him more than anything in this world.
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