Marlon is a young boy who has made remarkable progress since being diagnosed with aut ism three years ago. Working together, the Siskin's Center for Developmental Pediatrics and the Early Learning Center helped Marlon overcome many challenges and provided the Parks family with hope for Marlon's future. Marlon began to let people in. He began to respond to therapy and began making tremendous progress at home. Working with Marlon and his family, therapists began unlocking his personality and potential.
Thre e short years later, Ma rlon is communicating using short sentences and interacting with his peers in a positive manner, whi le continuing to work on his speech and vo cabulary. T hanks to the tender loving care Marlon is getting from his family and therapists at Siskin Children's Institute, he is making incredible progress. Marlon started kindergarten this year and continues to work with the therapist in the Center for Developmental Pediatrics to reach his goals. Hear from Marlon's parents below.
Marlon is one of more than 2500 children who receive services through the Institute's four areas of focus: education, outreach, heath care and research.
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