Recker got into YALE!!! Go BULLDOGS!!

Yale Wants Recker!!! Well the Yale autism child study center to be specific. I spoke with them last week about them wanting to do a research study on Recker. I can not tell you how much we have been praying for this over the past week. They will do an intense 2 day study, and will write up a average 50 page reccomendation and review for us. It will include what we should do, intervention and therapy wise, for him for the next couple years. Then between the ages of 3-4 we come back and do it again, then again from the ages of 8-9. It is so hard for a lot of people to get into this program/study and usually have to pay close to $5000 because insurances wont cover it. BUUUUUT because Recker is so young and we caught it soooooo early, we will actually be compensated from YALE (not $5000, not even close...but its better than having to PAY THEM) each time we go. Anyways we will be going in either July or September...Jeremy and i need to figure out our schedules and get everything planned. Thank you to everyone who has kept us in your prayers and thoughts. We have been blessed with such supportive and loving family, who has gone above and beyond to always be there for us. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

"The Yale Child Study Center's Developmental Disabilities Clinic provides a range of services for children with pervasive developmental disorders. This clinic builds on a long tradition of research and service at Yale for children and adolescents with autism and related disorders and their families. Comprehensive evaluations are provided by a multidisciplinary team of highly experienced clinicians. These evaluations take place at the Child Study Center over a two-day period, and focus on issues of diagnosis and educational programming/intervention. Each evaluation has three components: psychological testing, speech-language testing, and a psychiatric assessment. The assessment team works together to provide a report which is typically provided ten to twelve weeks after the assessment. A significant portion of the report is devoted to recommendations for intervention and educational planning. Depending on the needs in a specific case, referrals to other professionals, e.g., pediatric neurologists or geneticists, can be provided."

"in addition to our long-standing clinical program for children with developmental disorders such as Autism and Asperger syndrome, the Yale Child Study Center is one of the foremost research centers for autism spectrum disorders in the world. Several of our active protocols involve an assessment of your child's cognitive functioning and social communication characteristics. The assessment, an oral feedback, and written report are provided to research participants. The assessment is tailored to the research protocol but may be able to start you on your way while you still pursue a more tailored evaluation for your child through clinic." 



  1. Thank is fantastic!!! SO happy for you guys!

  2. this is SUPER COOL!

    i have two cousin with ASD, one they found when he was super young (around 3) and the other when he was about 5.

    they are proof that the more help they can get at a young age, MAKES all the difference in the world.

    i am SO HAPPY for your family and this oppertunity! love you tons and LOVE reading your blog.

  3. Um, sometimes I want to kidnap Recker? Is that so creepy? But seriously he is so adorable and good job for being such a pro active mommy and working hard to do what is best for him.

  4. YAY for you guys! i am so excited for you :)

  5. Awe! Yay! I am so happy for you guys! That is amazing-- such an awesome opportunity and I hope all goes well. Recker continues to be the cutest little guy!

  6. that is really exciting let us know how everything goes.

  7. How exciting that he got in, PS love that pic of him, super cute!