When Nathan was 1.5 years old, he received his 6 scheduled doses of immunizations. Tabitha, his mother, noticed that within weeks he began to lose eye contact, became nonverbal, and was not as playful as he used to be.
She brought him to his pediatrician who merely said that this is a normal occurrence, as boys often ‘regress’.
Uncomfortable with the pediatrician’s observation, she brought him to a nurse practitioner who told her, “Tabitha, your son is on the autism spectrum”.
After him being nonverbal for some time, Tabitha explored her options to get Nathan to begin speaking again. This is what led her to The Wellness Way and Dr. Patrick Flynn. Almost immediately, she knew that she found the right place.
Along with his own efforts, Dr. Patrick Flynn recruited a behavioral therapist to aide him in the health restoration of his clients who are on the autism spectrum.
Lesley Laluzerne, the behavioral therapist, has been working with Nathan consistently over the years. She says that she sees Nathan’s development only continuing, especially from where he started.
“Being on the spectrum is Nathan’s superpower,” says Lesley. “He sees the world so differently from me and can teach me so many things.”