Children and their families have an entire team at their side to provide family-centered care and advanced treatment options. Treatment can be a trying time, which is why we share these patients' stories of hope.
Meet some inspiring patients from Marcus Autism Center.
Diagnosed with austism when he was a 1-year-old, Ryan Cartledge is now 18 years old with a bright future ahead of him. His father says, "Marcus Autism Center changed Ryan's life."
By the time Samantha Fotsch was a little more than a year old, she had nearly lost her ability to speak. Her mother, Deborah, a nurse, said things were progressively getting worse, and after endless calls and referrals, she ended up at Marcus Autism Center. “I knew this was where we needed to be,” Deborah said.
Creed Campbell is hope personified. His life began 11 weeks early. Weighing only 2 pounds, he had to spend 91 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Max Brewer was diagnosed with a mild form of autism when he was 3. His older brother, Arthur, also has autism and completed the Marcus Autism Center Early Intervention Program. “We had seen such great progress with Arthur, so we knew that we needed to start Max in the program, too,” Max’s mother, Therese, said.
The Mohar Family
As soon as Cristal Mohar was introduced to the atmosphere of care for her son Ryan at Marcus Autism Center, she knew she had to be involved.
Sean Ahlberg’s aggressive behavior was keeping him from enjoying time with his family and getting out into the world. “That’s when we heard about an opening at the Marcus Autism Center Severe Behavior Treatment Program.”