Moving on
Today was a huge day for Mia and our family!
 
After 10 years and over 20,000 hours, Mia has graduated from ABA Therapy. 

In 2011, when Mia was diagnosed with autism, we immediately began ABA (applied behavior analysis). 
So what has that looked like.... up to 40 hours a week for the past 10 years she has worked to become who she is today. This is a big part of how she has accomplished the goals that most children learn naturally. In the beginning, it could take her anywhere from 800-1500 times of trying something before she could do it own her own. Now she is consistently learning new skills within 3 trials even when mom and dad are the ones presenting the information to her instead of a trained therapist. 

I am sure next week, when the house is just us instead of the normal coming and going of an in home therapist, it will really sink in. 

This is a day we have prayed for. 

This is a day we have worked for. 

Mia Rayne, we are so proud of you. I really don’t think words can be put together to describe our feelings today. 
It was great to celebrate with a special lunch with a few close friends and her therapists. We had Chick-Fil-A by Mia’s request, cupcakes, balloons 🎈, and dairy free ice cream.


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