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Let’s Be Kyler’s Voice

The Woo Krew

The Woo Krew

On October 4, 2017 there was an appointment scheduled for Kyler's Autism evaluation. I already knew the answer, but to hear it out loud from an actual doctor came with so much emotion. I was angry, sad, scared, but also RELIEVED. Relieved that I wasn't being over sensitive, relieved that I wasn't over thinking, and most of all relieved that i could FINALLY get Kyler the help he needed.

Currently Kyler has speech therapy twice a week for 30 minutes. At his speech therapy we focus on repetition, expressive language, eye contact, demands, pointing, labeling everyday items, and much more. We learn different ways to promote language in our home, whether it be body language or spoken. ANYTHING that helps Kyler communicate his needs is perfect to me.

In addition to speech Kyler also in Occupational Therapy once a week for an hour. Occupational therapy is one hour of playing. since his "occupation" right now is playing and self care (brushing teeth, brushing hair, getting dressed, etc) we focus on activities that will help his fine and gross motor skills that will help with these day to day routines.

Kyler is also in ABA, which stands for Applied Behavior Analysis, for 20 hours a week. ABA is an early intervention programs to deter negative behavior and to help with productive play, instead of sensory seeking. For example, instead of building a house out of blocks, Kyler will stack them and then knock them over, continuously. We want him to be able to interact with other peers his age in an age appropriate manner like saying vroom vroom when playing with cars, or making fake sipping sounds from a cup. (which since starting ABA we have since a HUGE improvement with his playing). The last and most important thing that ABA focusies is on is Kyler's safety. When having a meltdown he will fling himself or bang his head very hard on the ground which is a HUGE risk factor. Also, to listen to simple directions such as stop, get down, or watch out.

The next step for Kyler is getting a final evaluation through the school district so he can start preschool this August. This is going to be so monumental with his growth. Social interaction with peers of the same age is HUGE, and i can't wait to share his journey with you all!

SOOOOO WITH THAT BEING SAID!!!!


On Saturday, March 24, 2018, our team will join the thousands of SUPERHEROES at the 14th annual Race for Autism in Balboa Park. It’s going to be “Super!”

As you know, this cause is very dear to me. Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the US today, and over 19,000 individuals right here in San Diego.

100% of the dollars we raise stays in San Diego to help our community, providing funding for autism treatment programs, vocational training for young adults, parent programs, educational workshops, and funding to hundreds of local classrooms. The funds raised at the Race benefit thousands of San Diego children and families each year.

Every dollar truly makes a difference at improving the learning, social and employment opportunities for our children.
Please join our team and give as generously as you can. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Together, let's be Heroes for those with autism!

The Woo Krew

Jocelyn Warner
  • KWKyler Woo
$550.00
$755.00
Karena Richer
  • KRKarsyn Richer
$225.00
EI
Erica Iwaszkiewicz
  • EIElla Iwaszkiewicz
  • LILukasz Iwaszkiewicz
$100.00
JN
Jack Nielsen
  • GNGrace Nielsen
$0.00
LM
$0.00
VW
$0.00

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