I am the mother of a 14-year-old autistic son; his name is Nickolas. Nickolas was diagnosed with severe autism and developmental delay at the age of 2, almost 3. Nick is a very big boy, almost the size of a line backer, and he doesn’t know his own strength.
Nick has broken our furniture twice, 2 of our televisions, a window, and a few other items in our house and we get 0 help for him. We’ve had behavioral therapists out to our home, but they never are able to give him any kind of help to cease these behaviors.
Nick was unfortunately mentally and physically abused at the hands of when of his educators 3 years ago and he has not been the same ever since, but since he can’t talk to us about his issues, we have a hard time dealing with this outbursts and behaviors ourselves.
We need to be able to buy Flexsteel furniture, which can withstand a lot of force and weight from bigger people, however, it is very expensive, and I don’t work because of my son, and with my husband being the only money maker, it makes it really hard to afford this high quality furniture.
We don’t have the ability to put these items on credit cards because we have no credit cards due to bad credit for some health issues I experienced a few months ago and had to file bankruptcy.
If anyone is able to help, we would appreciate it so much and would do everything we could to pay it forward in the future.