When Tyler Maldonado-Bloodgood was diagnosed with autism at age four, his family never thought he’d be able to overcome his learning difficulties.
Now in the third grade, Tyler has received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Yes I Can! Award, excelling in the academics category. His mother credits his success to early intervention therapies and to the efforts of his special education teacher.
“‘We’re moving from a child who needs a whole bunch of help all the time to a young man who’s starting to understand what his needs and wants are and be able to tell someone else,’” Tyler’s mom said.
To learn more about how early intervention and behavior analysis therapy can help children with autism, check out “Autistic Canutillo ISD Student Excels, Wins Council for Exceptional Children’s Award
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