Isaiah B, age 2

Photograph by J.P. Stephens (2022)

Isaiah is an outgoing, loving boy with an intriguing personality. He is curious and likes to explore everything around him. He likes music, dancing, and playing with magnets on the refrigerator. He’s an adventurer at heart and loves to play outside. Isaiah also keeps his family on their toes.

His family is inspired by how he is learning and using sign language for communication. They say it is an example of how his motivation is non-stop.

“Isaiah is fearless. He is not afraid to try or do anything—and he’s not looking for approval—it’s amazing” says his mom, Caroline. “I hope he will never let autism affect how he approaches life—and he will always believe in himself fearlessly.” Caroline says, “The world has to catch up with kids who have autism. That’s when we will learn to live without fear.”

Isaiah es un chico extrovertido y cariñoso con una personalidad intrigante. Es curioso y le gusta explorar todo lo que le rodea. Le gusta la música, bailar y jugar con los imanes de la nevera. Es un aventurero de corazón y le encanta jugar al aire libre. Isaías también mantiene a su familia en vilo.

Su familia se siente inspirada por cómo está aprendiendo y utilizando el lenguaje de signos para comunicarse. Dicen que es un ejemplo de que su motivación es incesante.

“Isaiah no tiene miedo. No tiene miedo de intentar o hacer cualquier cosa y no busca la aprobación, es increíble”, dice su madre, Caroline. “Espero que nunca deje que el autismo afecte a su forma de enfocar la vida, y que siempre crea en sí mismo sin miedo”. Caroline dice: “El mundo tiene que ponerse al día con los niños que tienen autismo. Es entonces cuando aprenderemos a vivir sin miedo”.

Family Connection of South Carolina provides services and resources to families who have a child with a disability or specialized healthcare need. Since 1990 we have served more than 100,000 families and today our services are needed more than ever. We focus on parent-to-parent support, guidance with navigating the complex healthcare system, and assistance with school meetings and special education plans.