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Bobbie Akins

Bobbie Akins

Hi guys! So most people know our son Evan was diagnosed with Autism. We received our "official" medical diagnosis this past March. Since our last walk in August 2017 Evan has had quite a few changes. Evan was in an ECP preschool classroom 4 half days a week along with speech twice a week and occupational therapy once a week. We are still on the waiting list for ABA. We had to purchase a private health care insurance plan due to our insurance not covering autism diagnoses. We have a lot of really really really good days. Then we also have some bad, some really bad days. Evan is wild and crazy and loves to play outside, he loves to watch fast cars! Cars are definitely his love. His speech has come so far. To hear him say the words "love you" I waited so long to hear it it just melts my heart. He is definitely your typical little boy, always looking for danger and seeing what he can get away with.
There was a video posted on fb back in the winter where a mom was just talking about what will happen to her son who is also autistic when she dies. I thought I understood what our life would be like, then that video had to come mess everything up lol. This lady made me think, like really think! I started having all these questions about will Evan have friends that spend the night? Will he have a girlfriend? Will he drive a car? Will he graduate? Go to prom? Go to college? Have a job? Have a career?
Will he be able to do for himself? This is the kind of stuff you just expect to come naturally but after watching this mom pour her heart out in that video I was more aware of what we have to prepare for. We have to work harder than most. Evan still can not talk in sentences but he sure can tell me he loves me. Evan can say his ABC's and a different word for each letter, this did not come easy. We play countless hours of "I Spy" over and over and over, but it's worth it. Things don't come easy for Evan but we still keep trying and we Never give up. Can you help us keep trying and reach our goal, any amount will help. I have posted below the videos I was talking about below. One person with Autism does not define every person with Autism. Our stories may not be the same but I can relate to so much of what she says, this lady is amazing for putting herself out there. Thank you for visiting. This cause is very dear to me, and I'll appreciate all the support I can get! Together we can make a difference! Best - Bobbie

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