Listen to what it means for Jackson and Leland to be together during their ACEing Autism clinic in Lexington, KY. For their parents, finding a place where their children can be themselves, be active and foster friendships has been so important. “All the parents get it, if anyone has a sensory overload, there is no shock, everybody gets it and that in itself is really helpful,” Rachel Combs, Jackson’s mother explained.
It has also helped parents find a community and create a network where they talk about resources, activities and socialize themselves. “That’s how I hear about other things going on, for example, Le is doing Special Olympics in swimming, so it’s huge for us,” Lella Still, Leland’s mother added.
ACEing Autism has also led the best friends to participate in a tennis camp last summer which they both enjoyed very much. “I think he enjoyed it so much because Leland was there but also because of the familiarity of the place,” Rachel said.