Submitted By: Benjamin Le Bouthillier, MediSked Software Test Engineer
When you look at this picture you see a bright, smiling little boy. No one would think that when he was 2 years old that he was diagnosed with severe Autism.
His name is Morgan. He is 7 years old, and he is a bundle of joy.
Now imagine finding out that he will need special care, education, and services. You have no clue where to begin and you have no information on what to do and where to go. People tell you there are programs that can help, but no idea which ones they are or where to go. All of a sudden, the nice story of a bright little boy that charms the world with a smile has turned into a nightmare of worries and concerns. You worry you will fail him in his life and growth, constantly wanting to help him get everything he needs to be your bright man when he grows older.
I have worked in the field of IT for many years and can search code to find a needle in a haystack. But finding information to get assistance and services for my son seemed near impossible. I didn’t find that people who worked in that field were able to provide information to guide me.
I believe this is a story that many individuals can identify with – and they share my feelings. But I was one of the lucky ones, with the help of co-workers and connections through my newfound workplace at Medisked.
I took my story to my team and told them my difficulties and struggles. A colleague who shared my struggles with his own son was an amazing resource. Through the support system at MediSked, I was able to find the guidance to help my son’s needs and now have the building blocks for his story to grow.
Thanks to a vast wealth of individual knowledge on my team and my passion for Medisked, I decided to share this story. The resources are out there. Knowing where to look and having support can help to turn nightmare scenarios back into achievable dreams. I wanted to share this knowledge to give light in the dark. My son’s story can have a happy ending. I want others in the dark to have the same.