Deciding on the best autism treatment can be difficult. We’ve included these testimonials from parents of children treated by Erik Lovaas and The Lovaas Center in hopes it might help make the process a little easier.
“I based my decision partly on the fact that Lovaas ABA had research to back it up. And after talking with Erik (Lovaas), I just felt right about it. But I kept second-guessing my decision, even after our son started the program. As we saw progress, though, I knew we’d made the right choice. Today, our son is mainstreamed and doing great!”
“Jordan is now going into his junior year at high school. He has a full-time aide and will be in all regular classes. He has many friends and is loved by all. We are forever indebted to Erik for saving our Jordan. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
“Nate was diagnosed severely autistic at age 2, and we started ABA right away. Now he’s in the 5th grade and attending school with all the ‘typical’ kids and without an aide. I like to say ‘Sure, he isn’t typical. He’s downright remarkable!’ He’s exceptionally bright, gets straight A’s, and has a heart the size of Texas. And I wish my other two kids were as well behaved as Nate.”
“I wish every kid could get treatment from The Lovaas Center. It’s been a blessing for our family. The finances have been tough, for sure. We found people we knew to tutor, but at 35 to 40 hours a week, the cost adds up. We couldn’t get any financial help at the time, so we had to borrow money. I tell everyone it’s the best investment we’ve ever made.”
“Early, intensive one-on-one Lovaas ABA gave Alden the chance for a successful life. Considering the severity of Alden’s autism, he would have needed a lifetime of special education services and some form of institutional living. This treatment saved my son from an isolated and non-productive life. The Lovaas program is truly a miracle for children with autism.”
“When Douglas was 14 years old, he began treatment with Erik Lovaas. Erik reached out to help this teenage boy who was demonstrating significant aggression and a very low IQ. The first consultation was trying but also a blessing because we had a definite treatment protocol. At first, we weren’t making much progress, academic or behavioral. Yet, every month, they continued to introduce new techniques…. In 10 months, Douglas’ IQ went up 20 points, to mild/moderate. These gains are extremely rare in a teenage boy with autism.”