Welcome! If you’re new to our story, here’s a bit of a summary:
We thought ourselves a perfectly average family until our youngest son Joel was about six months old. Even then we didn’t know what exactly to be concerned about…he just didn’t seem like a typical six month old. Our pediatrician had years of experience, we told ourselves, if he wasn’t overly concerned why should we be? At Joel’s nine month checkup the doctor agreed that we should investigate, and we started with a referral to our county’s developmental disabilities board. The therapist and education specialist from the county raised dozens and dozens of red flags during that first evaluation, and that day probably ranks among the top five hardest days of my life. We pushed for a referral to begin testing at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and our journey continues there today, at least two days a week. [Begin here for his first big results: https://unimaginedgrace.wordpress.com/2012/07/] We do not yet (and may never) know what caused our son’s brain to form uniquely, but we do know that he is exactly, perfectly who he is supposed to be. We also happen to believe that his future potential is limitless.