Becoming a new mother is challenging enough on its own. Then when you start to worry about your child’s development due to milestone delays, it only becomes that much more challenging and stressful. I had no idea what to expect throughout the early stages of our journey with TEIS, but was very grateful for the additional support I received from Ashley through Waves. She helped me set achievable and realistic goals for my son throughout the process. She helped provide strategies for everything from getting our son to cruise when he wasn’t, tips for transitioning activities without a meltdown, bath time struggle suggestions and more. She even attended my meetings with the school system for the transition out of TEIS, which was helpful to have the additional support. Seeing how much my son has changed during the time he was offered services is something I do not take for granted. When Ashley first came to my home, my son was so scared of new people being in his space that she would have to sit on the other side of the room. By the time we transitioned out of developmental therapy, he was completely comfortable around her to the point of unlocking the front door and letting her in the house, high fives and all. Fortunately, through therapy, he now tolerates most new people with grace. The extra support of having someone I could discuss all-around developmental concerns and progress with on a consistent basis really has helped me gain confidence as a mother which will benefit my son for the rest of his life. I am forever grateful to the team behind my son’s development and am excited to continue to see him grow and flourish. Thank you for everything you do!