‘Mommy will help me’: Navigating the web of supports for kids with autism in Ontario – CTV

May 23, 2024

Alexis Wilson suddenly awoke one night three years ago to her four-year-old son Emmett in her room, screaming, scratching his face and hitting his head against the wall.

He did not speak much aside from one sentence, the last words he would say before plunging into a deep — and so far irreversible — regression: “Mommy will help me.”

Now seven years old, Emmett has fewer developmental skills than he did when he was two and his mom is still searching for help.

Wilson has explored nearly every possible path, spending upwards of $300,000, seeing close to 100 doctors, therapists and other professionals, and taking on the role of full-time Emmett advocate. She even found herself searching “regression” on TikTok in the hopes of connecting with another family who has a similar experience.

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mommy-will-help-me-navigating-the-web-of-supports-for-kids-with-autism-in-ontario-1.6897582

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