Lucas was diagnosed with autism before his second birthday and has been working with autism specialists for three years. Now five, he is learning to communicate and make friends in addition to learning his colors, numbers and letters – all amazing things according to his mom Mary.
Mary is a social worker, but still learns more about autism and available services every day since both of her children have autism. “I have a lot of knowledge, but it isn’t the same when you apply it to your own kids. Reading the books about autism is one thing, but having someone with experience guide you is best. Easterseals Crossroads helps our family every step of the way,” said Mary.