The first part of this video is when Zion was four and a half. He was just starting to speak, but his receptive language (understanding of our speech to him) was very low. He was diagnosed at age two and a half, so he had already had two years of aggressive therapy when this video was taken.
The second part of the video is him today. Today he is working at age level school work, with a little help in special education. He has friends and social connections. He is always willing to try new experiences, such as: rock climbing, camping, water slides, travelling, and roller coasters. He even conquered a long fear of animatronics (mechanical people) when he rode an inside roller coaster at Silver Dollar City this past week. He is able to try new foods and always expresses himself fully now. He has a great sense of humor and he always cracks us up. We are expecting amazing things from him as he grows up, because he is an amazing kid!
Please support our team, Zion's Tribe
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
September 10th, 2011
Jordan Valley Park, Springfield, Missouri
Registration Starts at 9am
Walk Begins at 10am
Press this link to take you to the Autism Speaks Fundraising Site to join our team and to donate-
Zion's Tribe Fundraising Site
Thank you so much,
Jason and Tara