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Diagnosis: Autism, Prognosis: Poor, End Result: Excellent

Published: April 27, 2016 | 6 minute read
Categories: Hurt Kids / Hurt Kids Success Stories / Success Stories with Brain Injured Children / Autism

Autism In Children Becoming More Common

Yuya gets a fighting chance and he takes it.

When Yuya was a baby he was very quiet and developed at a slow rate. As a toddler, he could walk but he could not talk. When he finally did begin to speak, he only imitated what others said to him. Unfortunately, autism in children is becoming more common today due to vaccines and chemicals in our toxic environment.

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Yuya was quiet baby; he had no speech that was useful or meaningful.

He played by himself, putting objects in a row, over and over again. He insisted on having things in the same order, and when a change occurred, he began hitting his head against the wall. By three years of age, he was diagnosed as autistic.

In kindergarten, he was far behind the other children his age. He did not answer when asked a question and did not join in games. He continued to spend his time playing by himself, or chasing the other kids and striking them.

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Little Yuya had difficulty getting along with other kids at school.

When Yuya was six years old, his parents attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course. After the course they realized Yuya had convergence problems and that he was hypersensitive to sound. He often covered his ears in crowded places. He was overly sensitive to touch and would change his clothes anytime he came in from the rain, even though he was only a little damp. All of these are signs of autism in children.

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Parents noticed that Yuya had difficulty using both eyes together.

He had poor balance and ran awkwardly. He could not stand on one foot or hop like the other kids his age. He was not able to hold a pencil or crayon properly and could not eat with chopsticks. He was hyperactive, had shallow breathing, and had difficulty chewing.

Autism In Children Does Respond to Our Program

In one year, they saw significant improvements. For the first time he could express himself in full sentences. 

For the first time, his parents understood what was wrong with him and what to do about it. Mother and father began a Home Treatment Program as outlined in the course. In one year, they saw significant improvements. Yuya’s balance had improved and he no longer fell while walking or running. He could hop on one foot and ride a bicycle for the first time.

He was much less hyperactive, and he no longer hit himself when he was angry. He was calmer, even in crowds, and more reasonable. He could now read, and he enjoyed reading about his favorite subjects: dinosaurs and cars. He began to understand time and the days of the week. For the first time he could express himself in full sentences.

The Institutes staff designed a new home treatment program to include running and gymnastics. He quickly became a gymnastics star!

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Yuya shows off his gymnastics skills.

Food and airborne allergens were a significant and debilitating problem. He sometimes was confined to his room with headaches for weeks at a time. A very careful nutritional program was designed and implemented. In subsequent revisits the staff continued to update and expand his physical, intellectual, and physiological programs. Yuya accomplished these programs with great determination and with his family’s full support and encouragement. The fact is that autism in children can be overcome with our programs.

At the time he entered school his reading ability was significantly above his peers.

He started to write at eight years of age, and his writing continued to improve, as did his speech and his maturity. The staff of The Institutes and Yuya’s parents agreed he was ready to start school. He succeeded as a part-time student with his peers and continued his Intensive Treatment Program at home. He then entered school as a full-time student at his age level.

At the time he entered school his reading ability was now significantly above his peers. He could take notes well and was a very fast typist. He successfully passed every test in every class. Physically, he excelled and learned new skills quickly. His behavior was excellent, and he had no social difficulties in any situation. He no longer had debilitating headaches; in fact, he was very healthy.

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Yuya makes friends in school.

At home, he continued to advance his study of science, with a special interest in chemistry and engineering. He enjoyed writing research papers independently, and he gave a formal presentation on a scientific topic to his classmates.

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Yuya works diligently – and successfully – on his schoolwork.

He was meticulous in his daily life. He planned his time well–both his work schedule and his leisure time–and kept to his schedule completely independently.

One mother commented, “I watched Yuya and thought to myself that he must not have been very hurt to be so well now.”Yuya is highly responsible and trustworthy. His older sister admires him very much and would like to do as well as he does. He is a fine gymnast and as an enthusiastic Boy Scout. In hiking, his speed and endurance is exceptional. The staff of The Institutes decided that Yuya was ready to graduate from the program. Parents with children on The Institutes Program from all over Japan attended Yuya’s graduation ceremony.One mother commented that she met Yuya and his parents on the elevator on the way to the ceremony. “I watched him and thought to myself he must not have been very hurt to be so well now. Then, I realized that I had met this boy years earlier at our first visit to The Institutes. He had been there at his first visit. I spent that whole week watching him in the waiting room and wondering what would become of such a hurt boy! Now he was so well I thought he had never been hurt to begin with.”

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Yuya and his parents, with staff members Susan Aisen, Yoshiko Kumagai, and Mihoko Hata in front of the “Curtain Fall” Fountain in Tokyo for his graduation picture.

Today Yuya is in his second year of high school. He is in the Boy Scout World Jamboree this summer as a senior guide helping foreign scouts. He is now getting around on a motorbike.

Yuya is considering attending University for architecture or electronics.

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Yuya enjoys the sport of kickboxing.

He took a national examination to obtain a license for electricians and radio technicians for both land and sea, and calculation technology – and passed. He has been accepted and is currently enrolled in university. His parents remember his keen interest in building bridges and creating structures when he was a little boy. His parents are behind him, encouraging him in whatever he decides to do in the future.

Although Yuya has had to work hard for a living, today he has a life of accomplishment and pleasure.

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High School sensei, Mr. Fukushima congratulates Yuya at his graduation

Looking back on the 16-year journey that Yuya has traveled, it is hard not to be impressed by his determination and persistence. While other little boys enjoyed their childhoods, he was often alone and isolated by his sensory problems, or ill and confined by his allergies. Those times are a distant memory now. Although Yuya has had to work hard to get to this point, today he has a life of accomplishment and pleasure. Where ever he goes and whatever he does he has the confidence and discipline to get the job done.

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