My son Chase was diagnosed with PDD-NOS when he was 3 years old. Chase is non verbal but has a personality that will light the room up and a laugh that is contagious. In June of 2013 Chase started ABA at Cornerstone Autism Center.
I can’t say enough about the Staff at Cornerstone. Chase has responded well to being there in the short 13 months. He has a wonderful team on his side. I get to meet often with his team leader. His therapists are always more than willing to discuss his day at drop off and pick up.
Chase gets to spend 7 hours per day, 5 days a week at Cornerstone. They have truly helped with several aspects that we have struggled with. Chase had a very tough time with haircuts. Cornerstone was able to customize a program to help with that. He gets haircuts at the center with the help of his therapist and they are much smoother. Chase has struggled with going to the doctors and taking medicine for several years. Cornerstone has built a program that involves using a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope and other various items into his programs throughout the day. This has made a tremendous difference in how he acts at the doctors. For the first time I was able to get Chase to take liquid medicine orally without him resisting.
Cornerstone has been able to get Chase to communicate with signs that has made a huge impact for him. His frustration level has decreased since he can communicate what he wants or needs.
It is very rewarding to see Chase light up when we arrive for drop off. They have done an excellent job in helping Chase as well as making a fun and safe environment for him to learn in. I would highly recommend Cornerstone Autism Center to anyone I know. You will truly be impressed with the staff and the beautiful facility in Greenwood. With the continued support of all the great people at Cornerstone, together we will help make the pieces of the Autism puzzle fit for Chase.
July 17, 2014, Morgan McClellan