Avyn Nolan Atkins was born on Christmas Day, December 25 2012. He was a very healthy boy with not 1 complication at birth. At 2 years old upon returning home from his required vaccinations, there was a change in Avyn’s eyes and his response to stimulus around him suddenly stopped. His mother has been on a quest for answers ever since.
Two years later Avyn was diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder and his mother was told he would have developmental disabilities for the rest of his life. That has led to difficulties with his daily routines, social and communication skills.Avyn has been receiving therapy on a regular basis since his diagnosis and up until 5 months ago Avyn has been mostly non-verbal. He has now made progress and has learned to put together a couple 6 word sentences; however this development is far below 5-6 year old peers of his age.
Avyn is a flight risk; he walks on his tippy toes, is sensitive to light, cannot sit still for long and is socially inappropriate. He has little to no fear, however he has constant night terrors that last for months. Since Avyn cannot talk he is unable to properly communicate which makes everyday life a struggle for him. Avyns loved ones know he is bigger than Autism. He has a huge heart full of love and generosity. He so dearly wants to express himself but his disability is holding him back from the independence he fights to gain every day.
Avyn is brilliant and a helpful, happy loving boy who makes everyone laugh but he is suffering every day. Stembrella is giving Avyn’s family the answer they are longing for, but most of all to be able to give the chance to make a change in his everyday life for his future through Change for Change.