A Good One

Today will be tough. It’s our last session with Cody’s therapist who has been part of our lives for three years.

She was part of so many life-changing developments and growth with Cody.

He found his voice with her by tapping into his creativity and her determination and consistency with programs involving his communication device.

She brought out his personality through dance, singing, jumping, riding bikes and doing somersaults. She provided a foundation of social skills with several outings we did together and playing boardgames all at the same time holding him accountable to using good manners. She empowered him and gave him confidence to climb trees and jump into foam pits. The list goes on…

We will be forever blessed that she could see life through a different window and understand the view. THIS is what makes her AUsome.

We will miss you. Best of luck with your move and new chapter. ❤️

Published by mamalamaneustupa

Bio My name is Shelley Neustupa. I am a mother of two cool boys and a wife of 22 years to my high school sweetheart. My oldest son attends the University of Oklahoma. Boomer! My youngest is in 2nd grade and was diagnosed with Autism and Mixed Receptive Expressive Disorder at age 2. Since his diagnosis, I promised him I would advocate and educate as hard as he works each day in therapy. I began writing and have been able to touch many parents that may be new to this journey providing them with actual experiences (not candy coated), support and resources through my entries. Writing is my therapy and my hope one day that my nonverbal son will be able to take these diaries and speak about his own journey and how autism relates to his own experiences. Who knows he and his older brother may become National Speaker’s one day? Come along on our journey to better understand our lives through the eyes of a boy with autism, his Skilled Companion dog Jude, his big brother (and best friend) and mom and dad. My raw vulnerability captures the everyday moments of our journey and will bring even more awareness. A week does not go by where we do not learn something new about ourselves and I want to share these chapters with you. My Sons Undeniable Strengths… Extremely smart and figures out things quickly. Has a memory that allows him to remember more things than I could ever hope for. Persuasive by his personality and sheepish looks. Overabundance of stamina and strength. Loves the outdoors. Enjoys life and always has fun with an unforgettable smile. You can find us here: Writer: Autism Through His Eyes Facebook Instagram YouTube Pinterest Canine Companions for Independence News Interview Cody and Skilled Companion Jude - Our Story

One thought on “A Good One

  1. Destiny has been a true gem as a therapist to Cody. Watching them work together has shown so much of their bonding, and Cody’s learning trust and love. Destiny will be sorely missed in the Neustupa family.

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