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Logan's Pit Crew

Dear Friends and Family,

We would like to share a little bit of our journey with you. When our son Logan turned two, we noticed he was not meeting some of the typical milestones for his age and his personality was starting to change as well. As a mom something just felt uncertain, so my husband and I decided to have him evaluated to ease our minds. Logan was two and half when he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a parent no one wants to hear that their child is struggling developmentally. We were devastated at first, not because we thought differently of our son, but because of the fear of the unknown. We didn't even know where to begin to provide him with the resources he needed. It certainly was, and still is, an emotional journey.

Once Logan was diagnosed, he was on the fast track. He started early intervention followed by ABA services and once he was three he started preschool. We were concerned that there was too much change for him in such a short period of time. In six months he was diagnosed, started receiving services and also had the arrival of his new little sister (Sydney). Although it was difficult in the beginning, we are happy to share with you that Logan has been thriving. Every day is a new adventure and we love seeing him reach new goals and milestones. He is a happy, fun, smart and outgoing boy.

The HMEA Autism Resource Central has helped our family and means so much to us. Thank you for taking the time to read our journey and if you would like to help our cause  you can donate online or if you are  not comfortable with online donations we can also accept cash or a check made out to HMEA Autism Resource Central.  Thank you for your support! 

With love,
Gisele and Greg

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