When our sweet Victoria was diagnosed with autism, we felt so overwhelmed and lost, all these mixed feelings of guilt, sadness and the questions: what do we do now? Where do we start? You are going through a grieving phase of the vision you had for your kid, it was devastating but at least we know what we were dealing with; I remembered looking at my daughter’s eyes and telling her “Don’t worry baby everything will be ok” and from that moment on I never give up on her. I knew she was capable of many things with the right help and support. Since the waiting list for the Assessment was long we immediately decided to put her into speech therapy; we saw a lot of improvement in the following months, she was able to say more words and express herself a little. I dedicated myself to do more research of programs and funds in order to help her, that’s when a very good friend introduced me to Waves of Changes just in the moment that we needed the most. I cannot be more grateful with this wonderful organization for helping kids on the spectrum like my sweet Victoria, they are also supportive to all the parents in our community. On behalf of my baby girl, Thank you very much for your continued support and help, all of you are truly blessed Angels from heaven.
Our four and a half year old daughter was diagnosed with autism just one year ago. A fundamental shift took place in our lives when we realized one of our precious children needed an overwhelming amount of help and support to enable her to lead a successful and happy life. For the first time we felt that we as parents may not be enough – we needed therapists, doctors and a whole support team around us to help lift her up and move her forward. As a young family in today’s day and age, it was almost impossible for us to make all the ends meet and provide her with all the different therapies she needed. With the help of Waves of Change for Autism, we were able to reach past the barriers of our financial circumstances and bring about even more change and support for our little girl. There is nothing else that we could have asked for at this point in time in our lives. Thank you to all of you who have made this possible – you have helped one little girl’s love, laughter and spirit be stronger for the journey ahead.
"Our family was blessed the day we came across this wonderful organization Waves of Changes for Autism. When trying to enroll my children (who are both on the ASD Spectrum) into programs which we thought would help our children with the challenges they face being on the spectrum. The organization was supportive and guided use through the application process. The application process was seamless and very well organized from starting the application to being approved. I am grateful and thank this incredible and selfless organization for all they have done for my children because of them my children now have a chance to learn and develop skills to be successful and gain confidence in their everyday life."
Antonella & Charlie Gueli
"On behalf of my entire family, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Waves of Changes for Autism. Thanks to this remarkable and selfless organization, we were able to provide our son Dylan, who is on the autism spectrum, ongoing Speech Therapy. Dylan has had noticeable gains in language and behaviour. With continued therapies we know Dylan will shine bright! "
We just recently found out about Waves of Changes through our family doctor after our son Michael was diagnosed with ASD at 4.5 years of age. Michael is 5.5 years old now and thanks to the financial support from Waves of Changes, Michael has the opportunity to have speech therapy sessions twice a month for an entire year. Just one session alone is $130 so we are so grateful for this special gift.
"Waves of Changes for Autism provided the opportunity for our son with unique therapy which directly resulted our sons improvement in speech and motor development. This development has continued since and we are heartfelt and grateful for their support."
Frank and Jennie De Medicis
"Our son was diagnosed with ASD and required ABA/IBI therapy. We did our research and realized that the amount for private therapy was insurmountable, and one we would not have been able to afford. Our son was just placed on the government waiting list, which means, we will not obtain any funding anytime soon.
We found ourselves in a predicament where our son needed immediate therapy but were unable to afford treatment. Additionally, the day-care our son attended conveyed to us that they would not have been able to accommodate him any longer due to extra-care attention that he requires. This was a sad moment for us.
We searched extensively for organizations which offered financial support for ASD treatment and we found Waves of Change. We immediately contacted them and they encouraged us to apply. We applied, and within a few weeks were approved for funding. The application and approval processes were seamless and thanks to Waves of Change, our son has started receiving treatment. Without a doubt, with their financial support, Waves of Change has been a tremendous source of help to us."