My name is Dawn and I am writing on behalf of my son, Carlin. Carlin was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two and a half. He is now five and a half.
For the past three years, Medicaid has been providing Carlin with much needed speech and occupational therapies. He was at one time non-verbal. He could not tell me that he needed a drink, to be changed, or he needed a hug. Thanks to the wonderful therapists he sees now. Carlin can say his first name, recite and write the alphabets, and count to 30. He is learning how to read, knows his colors and shapes and can make simple requests for food or drink. None of this would have been possible without the services of his therapists and Medicaid.
Although these may seem like minor accomplishments, these are hug milestones for him. His quality of life has improved greatly since starting his therapy.
September 27, 2015