Stories of Impact
Thirteen-year-old Ethan is quite the character. He loves Star Wars, Star Trek, anything Disney and is a whiz at researching things on the computer. Ethan began working with a speech therapist at
Curative’s Birth to Three Program when he was just two years old. His mom, Marcia, remembers the experience as the “first important step” in getting Ethan connected to the services that he
needed to thrive.
When Ethan turned 4, he started receiving speech therapy at Curative New Berlin Therapies (CNBT). His speech therapist at CNBT helped guide Marcia through the system which eventually
led to Ethan’s diagnosis of autism and ADHD. Marcia is thankful for the ongoing support that Curative provides for Ethan and her family.
“From day one, Curative was so helpful in referring us to resources we needed to help Ethan.”
She said that Ethan has made a lot of progress and has been able to maintain a playful sense of humor. “He is constantly playing practical jokes on the family,” shared Marcia.
Marthan, a Service Coordinator with Curative’s Children’s Long-Term Support Services, has been instrumental in connecting Marcia to respite care for Ethan. “Sometimes we all really need a break,” shared Marcia. “You worry about the future and you kind of have to put your trust in people, knowing that they are looking out for your best interests.”