Little Rosemary loves the homemade crackers her parents bake, though maybe not just for the reasons you’d expect. They are actually part of the strict keto diet (short for “ketogenic”) that ended her epileptic seizures.
István is sometimes known as Tiny Mister Fort Hood, a role he takes seriously. It was an important honor for this aspiring special needs model and actor, but also an opportunity to support a cause that’s important to him.
Justin is like every kiddo—he loves to play outdoors, camp, play soccer and baseball, invent things, and be creative. He also loves frogs, which might seem like just another thing he has in common with lots of 6-year-olds...except he’s taken that love and turned it into an idea that will do so much more!
How to describe Wesley? If you ask around the PLAE office you’ll hear many answers of “hello jello!”—his favorite greeting—and lots of stories from those Wesley has made smile, giggle, and roll with laughter. You might say he’s a sweet spirit, a hyper mischief-maker, and at the end of the day, just like any other kiddo.
When Shari and Brian Silver welcomed their son Justin into the world, they were over the moon, as any new parents would be. But as Justin grew, his development was delayed, and it was clear something was wrong. Doctors struggled with a diagnosis based on his behavior—similar to autism, but not quite. The diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome came only after a grand mal seizure at 4½, that Justin thankfully recovered from.