|Erin with her husband Jim and their sons, Nate and Finn|
For six months I worked under the close supervision of Nate's psychologist, learning how to chart behavioral programs. I continued serving as Nate's home therapist for another two years, at which point some alarming experiences at school led us homeschool. Within a year I was homeschooling both boys and had hired two graduate students to implement Nate's home-based behavioral therapy. I attended workshops and conferences about speech pathology, sensory integration therapy, and new research about autism. I sat in on weekly speech and occupational therapy sessions and took notes. I read books. Lots of books. I beat down panic with research.
|Nate and his pups|