It's been two months since we finished at ACT clinic, and I still get emotional looking at these pictures!
Stockton turned 5 this fall, so since he isn't officially a "toddler" anymore he graduated from the Autism Care for Toddlers Clinic and started preschool in Lincoln. It's been amazingly wonderful not having the drive to Omaha hanging over my head three days a week, but my heart still swells painfully when I think about all that ACT Clinic has done for Stockton and for our family. I will never, ever forget the time we spent there and how perfect and wonderful the program and people always were.
Original ACT clinic post - it's amazing to look back and see how much he had already changed by then and especially how much he's grown over a year later!
Saying goodbye to Logan was so hard! She has been with us from the start, advocating for Stockton, helping us through challenging behaviors, and providing so many ideas and resources for supporting our family. She is professional without being cold and friendly without compromising expectations. She took a job back East and left early in the summer, and it made me dread the goodbyes for everyone else.
Hard to believe how many days we came here over the two years!
Alex was the first therapist that Stockton bonded with when we very first started coming, and they have had a special relationship ever since. Alex always looked out for Stockton and Stockton was always mad when Alex wasn't there. Stockton doesn't immediately bond with very many people, but he recognized a safe, fun person in Alex and made sure he stayed close by. We're so grateful for Alex - he made everything silly for Stockton (which is how he likes it!) and really facilitated Stockton's comfort and familiarity with ACT clinic. Whenever a new therapist was assigned to work with Stockton, they had Alex also work in the pair so that Stockton would have positive associations with the new therapist.
Hanna worked with Stockton after Logan was gone and normally Stockton loved giving her a fist bump, but he was too sad to even do that.
|Veronica, Megan, Hanna, and Alex|