Autism Patient: William
- William's dad wrote:
Before William received the fetal stem cells, he was assaulting his teachers an average of five times per day. His violent behavior prompted the school, in conjunction with state law, to initiate an assault class that required all the teachers to attend special training, so that they would be better able to handle him.
Immediately after William’s stem cell treatment, his assaults against his teachers were reduced to zero, and this continues to this day. It was a happy day for us when the school, a few weeks after William’s return from treatment, ripped up the assault plan.
Before the stem cell treatment, we were reluctantly but strongly considering placing William in a full-time residential center, because of how uncontrollable he was. Now there is a calm that has come over him. In fact, this summer, almost every weekend, boys William’s age came up to him and asked him to play with them. Before, they would have been afraid to do so.
When he does something, William is eager to share his accomplishments with his us, happily asking, “Mommy, Daddy, did you see what I did?”
On one occasion, he told me that he did not want to be disturbed because he was fully absorbed in a game. Remember, before, he was always agitated and unable to concentrate on anything.
Since the stem cells, he has quickly developed computer skills. In addition, he is now proving to be very good in academics, especially mathematics.
One time, at the dinner table, I was attempting to correct William’s brother’s mispronunciation of the word “spaghetti.” His brother was not listening, apparently more interested in eating the spaghetti than pronouncing it correctly, causing me to say it again. William got up from his chair and walked over to me and said, “Dad, cut it out. He’s trying to eat.” My wife and I began to laugh, because for us, such a demonstration of clear communication and understanding was such a stark contrast to what we had experienced in the past with William. It was incredibly wonderful.
Today he surprised me at the local deli by greeting the owner by name. I still have no idea how he learned the man’s name. When we went to the bank, he went over to a woman who works at a desk in the main area. William had not seen her in a few months, but he still said hi to her, greeted her by name, and introduced his brother to her.
Whenever someone new is introduced to him, he says, “Hi, my name is William.” He’s always bringing a smile to people’s faces when we go out, and he now knows how cute he is. When I call home, he asks Mom to let him talk to me, and he can answer questions about how his day went. Previously, when he got on the phone he would just talk gibberish and not listen to the other person. Now it’s a conversation.
William is now even better behaved than his normal brothers, and when they go on trips together he is able to sit calmly in his seat at the airport whereas before he could not do so at all.
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