"For 20 years, my husband and I have done everything we can to help our daughter grow in her life. She is
now 26. We have spent
thousands of dollars, read hundreds of books, seen multiple counselors, had endless meetings and tried
countless things throughout her life to help her to have a prosperous life.
With her high school
graduation, we lost many of our resources and she lost most of her contact with others. We have tried to
encourage her to develop relationships with those in our church and through volunteer work, but her
interest is inconsistent. We remodeled a part of our home into a studio apartment for her, hoping to help
her develop independent living skills and she was making progress.
Two years ago, however, she had a life
threatening illness and all the progress toward independence seemed to vanish when she was so ill. She had
to be dependent on us in the year she was sick. (It turned out she had Crohn’s Disease.) She’s been well
for about a year now, but seemed to be stuck. She wasn’t taking care of herself or her environment. Her
hygiene was poor, she laid around all day watching TV, she put on a lot of weight, and her living
conditions were a mess. Her dad and I were becoming frustrated and hopeless. Nothing seemed to work to
help our situation.
Then AE came into our lives.
I saw an ad for Aspergers Experts on Facebook and thought ~ yeah right! (sarcasm) I clicked on it anyway
even though I was skeptical. After all our “experts” this was probably just more of the same. I was wrong.
From the beginning of the videos, I could feel my excitement growing. Here are people who are telling
me how Kaitlin thinks, how to communicate, how to see below the surface of the situation. I could see her
in you. You break things down so it’s perfectly clear. Plus, your videos are fun to watch ~ you guys have
a great sense of humor.
I started watching your videos like they were life support ~ which they are. I
tried things you suggested and they worked! Understanding that her anger comes from her rules has been
life changing. It’s opened up
conversations as she tries to identify her rules. I’m learning so much about her now and she’s learning a
lot about herself. We’re making progress. I have hope again.
The best part about it is that she is excited also. She identifies with you. She’s even spent some of her
own money for a camera for her computer so she can skype with you at some point. She has questions she’d
like to ask. She is currently babysitting a boy with Aspergers and she’s also learning how to better help
You came into our lives unexpectedly and have made such a
difference in a short time. I am so grateful for this blessing.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!" - Cheryl Allen