Meet Isabella. She is a sweet little girl with autism. She cannot speak, but she laughs, smiles, and adores being tickled!
Every once in a while, she spirals into a meltdown and tries to bang her head. When attempts to soothe her don’t work, Isabella’s mother, Helena, is left with no choice but to restrain her, as she does in this video.
“It’s utter torment to a mother’s heart and soul,” Helena writes in the video’s description. “The bigger she gets the harder it is to control her….I won’t be outdone, though, I’ll become a body-builder first.”
Watch Helena in action.
This difficult aspect of autism is familiar and heartbreaking for many families. Why not consider giving a hand to those who need a little extra help? Your donation through this Gift That Gives More™ provides an autism family with caring practitioners who can visit them at home and teach them the skills they need to help their child.
A. Stout received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing through Grand Valley State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In addition to being a passionate autism advocate, she is a member of various fandoms, a study abroad alumna, and an animal lover. She dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world someday.