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Belinda & Oscar

Hi Irabina families,

This is our beautiful 3, almost 4 year old son Oscar.

We joined Irabina’s intensive program (part time) last year after obtaining a diagnosis of ASD during the year prior. Oscar was 2 years old at the time of diagnosis. We have re-enrolled Oscar again for the intensive program this year, in lieu of going into a 3 year old “typical” kinder program. For us, the decision was made to forego 3 year old kinder as Oscar also attends a family day care provider 2 days a week, we feel this combined with the intensive program gives him many opportunities for the social exposure and interactions he seeks.

Overall, Oscar has achieved many milestones in the past year, mostly relating to expressive language, repetitive behaviours, social interactions and separation anxiety. The educators and therapists within the Intensive program have also been wonderful in assisting us through many of the daily objectives, such as self-care, toileting and some behaviour strategies.

There has been genuine care and guidance for my son that is greatly appreciated and welcomed. Oscar and I have made many friends throughout our journey with Irabina, both big and small, and we are very much looking forward to what the future will bring.

Thank you for reading our story.

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