RANDOLPH COUNTY, W. Va. (WDTV) – The West Virginia Autism Supportive Center held a seminar Saturday in Randolph County.
Several individuals met in Elkins on the Old Darby Farm to debate the methods and assets which are obtainable for households which are affected by autism. Guest speaker Tracy Vincent gave the households recommendation on efficient educating strategies, whereas Angie Shockley spoke concerning the Saddles for Smiles program. The program goals to supply therapeutic to individuals on the autism spectrum. Shockley is a founding board member of the WVASC, and she or he informed us the way it makes her really feel to have the ability to assist so many households.
“It’s incredible. It is absolutely incredible and it makes me cry a lot. I do feel like it’s a personal mission and it’s something that is meaningful to me, and then to be able to see the families and particularly the kids smile, love and live is just more than I can put into words,” stated Shockley.
One household that Shockley has impacted is the Bibles. Sonya Bible’s daughter, Elva Bible, has been recognized with autism. Bible stated earlier than her daughter’s analysis, she felt alone. For her, the analysis answered lots of her questions.
“It was one of those things that I was totally relieved to know because I was able to find out answers as to why, and then because I knew why meant that I could find help that she needed. When you get a diagnoses, it is not the end of the world. It’s not at all,” stated Bible.
The West Virginia Autism Supportive Center is planning to carry one other useful seminar within the close to future.