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Richard Wilson has High Functioning Autism and ADHD. His anxiety is also sky high. We need funds for him for play therapy, occupational therapy, special needs schooling, special transfer from school to home, medication etc.

Richard Carew Wilson was born on 23 October 2009.  He was a difficult baby and had his first ultrasound at age 3 weeks, because of severe reflux.

Then we noticed he didn’t reach his milestones as he should have.  He only started to speak at age 3½. He was also very hyperactive and aggressive. We took Richard to Dr Erasmus age 4.  He was then diagnosed with ADHD and Speech Developmental Delay.  He was placed on medication.

His aggression got worse, to the point where no school would allow him to attend. At age 7 I took him to Dr Esterhuizen who struggled to diagnose him and were not able to treat him any longer.

In July 2018 I took him for an evaluation at Weskoppies hospital.  They said his previous list of diagnoses were very complex and they wish him to be admitted so they can properly diagnose him.  He was admitted for 3½ weeks at Weskoppies and this was a terrible time for us all.

At the end of July 2018 the panel at Weskoppies called a meeting to inform us off his diagnoses. They diagnosed him with Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically High Functioning Autism.  He has severe meltdowns and panic attacks, especially in public. He also still have ADHD.

He is currently attending a Special Needs School (Skitter Home School), also having Occupational Therapy for sensory processing disorder due to the Autism, and also having play therapy to help with the aggression and meltdowns.

Herewith a more detailed list of financial expenses that the funds raised will help cover.

Hilda Magwenzi

Special Needs looking after him

R4000 per month

Vina Leas Big Tree Occupational Therapy

To assist with sensory processing disorder

Current account on: R1180

Chane Kotze Play Therapy

To assist with aggressions and low emotional intelligence

Current account on: R2700

Skitter School

Special Needs home school

R2500 per month

Futhi Ramangona (kiddos cabbie)

Driver to get him to therapies

± R1300 per month

Robotics

Wish to enrol him as he is very good at building Legos and other structures.

R430 per month

Tablet for kids

MiMate KP12 7" 8GB Kiddies Tablet

As writing is a severe struggle for him it was decided he need a tablet to work on instead

R999

 

 

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Richard Wilson has High Functioning Autism and ADHD. His anxiety is also sky high. We need funds for him for play therapy, occupational therapy, special needs schooling, special transfer from school to home, medication etc.