Joey’s Story

Joey had no form of speech except for frustrated high pitched squeals. He flapped his arms, swung in his chair for hours, slept and ate poorly, didn’t like to snuggle, and was easily startled. He was tactile defensive, obsessed about certain items of toys, hated candles, car breaks, sand, smells, noise, being touched, and the list went on. Today, Joey is in his senior year at Brown University and he was valedictorian of his high school senior class. He is a bright, happy, socially and emotionally adjusted young man with friends and peers alike.