Program offers a glimmer of hope
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
When you become a parent, watching a child progress into the different stages of life is one of the greatest joys of all time. For a parent who has a child with special needs, they tend to take on a world of their own. One that makes each day different and every journey unique.
Like many parents, Teresa Randall, remembers the moment she realized something wasn’t quite right with her 2½-year-old son, Gideon, when a neighbor boy around the same age as him began interacting with them.
“That boy was waving, making eye contact and saying a few words,” says Randall. “And Gideon was so quiet and didn’t say any words, wave or make eye contact.”