They say one must walk in another’s shoes to understand what they are going through. Well, I have done that from the day that my little boy (now 4.5yrs) was diagnosed with Autism. My husband and I had him in a normal creche for over two years. However, as there was still no progress on his speech, we decided to look for a school that could cater for autistic children. Believe you me; it was like looking for a needle in a hay stack. Oh sure, there is a lot of remedial schools, if you living in Cape Town! So one morning, my dad (who lives at the coast) gave me a call and told me that he came across a website for an early intervention centre for autistic children in Northworld. To make a long story short, we went for an interview, where we were welcomed with open arms and right away we felt that we had made a right move in the right direction.
Ilse and the amazing K team opened up their house and hearts to welcome my little boy, where he felt at ease and at home. He only started in the second term (April) this year (2016) and it is such a blessing to be able to have a little boy start saying words and almost forming sentences in such a short time. The incredible progress that has happened in just a few months is unbelievable. All thanks to the Amazing-K team.
Amazing-K has been our sanctuary. A place where we know our little one can grow and learn so that one day he to can be part of society.
It’s already hard trying to find a place where people, like Ilse, give up their time and make such a great effort in assisting parents, like myself.
It’s not just a place where we can have our children educated, but it’s a support system for us as parents. When I felt all alone and had no place to turn to because it felt like at times that no one understood what we were going through as parents of autistic children, we now to, have a place and people to turn to.
Sherri Sullivan mom of Val age 4