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Bajan autistic child improving with sensory learning programme

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FLINT, MI – A Flint-area optometrist who has traveled to the Caribbean to help developmentally challenged children recently welcomed some of those children to his home country to help them cope with autism.

Dr. Brad Habermehl traveled to Barbados last December to meet with children enrolled in the Sunshine Early Stimulation Centre. Now, some of those families have made the trip to the states to work with Habermehl on his home turf.

Francis Thompson of Barbados came to Michigan with his family and his 6-year-old son Alex Thompson, who is autistic, to be part of Dr. Brad Habermehl’s autistic therapy program – a sensory learning program.

“We really appreciate the opportunity, it is a unique opportunity and one that has been very precious to us because not every single child is able to get the intervention at an early age.” Thompson said. “So for us, the opportunity to be here and this entire experience means a lot to the entire family.”

Continue reading this heartwarming story at MLive.com: Flint-area optometrist works with autistic children from Barbados

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