Where can parents of children with Autism go for help? Doctors and therapists often recommend assistive technology, weighted blankets, or even dogs for service and emotional support. But, where to begin? And how do parents afford the laundry list of suggested supports for their children?
Helen Crunick loves when she sees a baby when she is out and about in Washington County. The former Chartiers Houston School District teacher always stops to ask the parents of the baby if they received a Baby Book Bag from the Literacy Council of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Normally, the answer is always "yes," and that "thrills" Crunick.
Robecca Novotne-Castner, 28, of North Charleroi, brings her son, Carter, to daycare at the Mon Valley YMCA every day. Castner went to the same daycare when she was Carter's age, and now she utilizes the service while she goes to work at the YMCA as their Human Resources director.