Iulia and her family
Hello everyone, my name is Marian and I am Iulia’s father. Iulia is a 3-year-old girl afflicted by autism spectrum disorder and the biggest joy of both my and my wife’s life.
I am writing this so that my voice will be heard, in order to allow us to raise the money necessary to give our daughter the adequate care she needs and deserves.
Knowing that your child has autism spectrum disorder is devastating (especially for my wife and I -- before Iulia was born we lost our child after 5 months of intensive therapy for a chromosomal disorder). It wasn’t easy to accept this situation and even now there are moments of discouragement, aggravated by the complete indifference and abandonment by the public institutions. Being alone, without relatives or other family nearby makes the situation even more difficult. All of our free time is dedicated to Iulia because we realize that every wrong step forward could result in two steps backwards. We read a great deal and speak with other parents who are in the same situation in order to find the right approach in dealing with our child. All of this because we don’t have a professional to guide us yet.
Although Iulia was diagnosed 5 months ago, she hasn’t been admitted into any type of therapy plan. We are on the waiting lists of all of the government funded programs, but it could be years before we are eligible for any type of assistance. We take tentative steps with the sad knowledge that if something isn’t done soon, Iulia will be lost.
The funds will be “invested” in behaviour therapy
We are asking for money in order to be able to face the costs of testing, but also, more importantly, to be able to begin a program of behaviour therapy which is not covered by government funding and which we cannot afford.
The following is a list of services that we would be able to afford if we reach our goal of € 5,000:
- Specific and personalized rehabilitative cognitive behaviour therapy (ABA, TEACCH, DENVER MODEL, Floortime, TED, etc.)
- Speech Therapy and Psychomotricity sessions
- Completion of clinical testing such as RMN, EEG, Array-CGH genetic test, heavy metals testing, etc. (waiting lists for government funded testing of this kind are extremely long),
- Programs and software dedicated to autism designed to help parents and therapists;
- Courses and informational materials designed to teach parents about their role in an autistic child’s life;
- Toys and other items dedicated to children with autism.
Any amount that we are able to get, whether we reach our monetary goal or not, will help us to at least begin making Iulia as independent as possible, which is our ultimate objective.
Thank you so much!
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Mario Marian Falcescu
My name is Marian Falcescu and I am Iulia’s father. I come from Romania but I’ve been living in Italy for 13 years. My wife and I are both unemployed. I earn a living as a photographer but, not having any professional equipment, I am only able to do small photo shoots. What I earn isn’t nearly enough to be able to begin to provide my daughter with the services that she needs. That is why my wife and I are asking you for a small contribution in order to help us help our daughter. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!