Aiden’s Story

Microsoft PowerPointScreenSnapz006Our 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 ease and comforted me from the beginning. I didn’t know what to do and was so scared, they came to my home and talked with me about the different services they provided. They started working with Aiden immediately and that had a great impact on his life. His physical therapist worked with him every other week, teaching him things that come naturally to other children. I don’t think Aiden would’ve progressed as well as he did if the AEA didn’t work with him. These services are so important to a child with these needs because it gives them support. My family just moved to Iowa and we are grateful we have the resource and the support of the AEA. The AEA has provided services that have improved his quality life, not everyone can afford to pay for these services.

Shellometh Scott
Ankeny, IA

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