Monthly Archives: April 2013

Northwest AEA/Family Success: Ben’s Story

Although the pregnancy was uneventful, Ben* had difficulty reaching milestones as a toddler. He was often sick with ear infections and upper respiratory infections. We knew the impact these illnesses had on his ability to meet milestones for walking and … Continue reading

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Aiden’s Story

Our son Aiden receives (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy) services from staff members who work at Heartland AEA. My son Aiden has Down syndrome and I would be so lost without the AEA. They made me feel at … Continue reading

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It’s all about Elijah

As the parent of a child, 5-year old Elijah, who is on the autism spectrum, I must share with you the attached video (see below) that is the beginning of the song I wrote this year to tell Elijah’s story. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Story

Our daughter, Brooklyn, has been receiving both speech and physical therapy services through the Heartland AEA for the past 1 ½ years and continues to receive now that she is 3 and attends the Jordan Creek Elementary Preschool. Brooklyn clearly … Continue reading

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Shedding a Light on Autism: David’s Story

My husband, Adam Prose has lived in Ottumwa all his life and I, Marci Prose have lived in Ottumwa since our marriage about 10 years ago. We had our first child, Elaine about 9 years ago and our second child … Continue reading

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Alex’s Story

Our son, Alex, is in third grade at Walnut Hills Elementary School. At the present time, he receives Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services from staff members who work for Heartland AEA. Alex has worked with AEA his entire life. … Continue reading

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AEA Assistance to the Schulte Family

Jennifer Schulte shares her family’s experience in using the services of the AEA. As soon as she brought her newborn twins home from the hospital, she heard from the AEA. Later, she needed the AEA’s help for her children’s development. … Continue reading

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