CDG has been a major part of my son’s life for the past 2 years. We could not be happier with the progress he has made. We have seen amazing results with his treatment. I don’t think that we could have found a place that was more professional and loving towards our child at the same time. What has also played a major roll in his success is the willingness of everyone at CDG to work around our needs as a family. Thank you to everyone at CDG for all the help and guidance you have given us and continue to give us.
Andres first came to CDG a couple of years ago for March Break Camp – he was only 2 years old at the time and it was his first time away from us. He cried so much when leaving for the Centre that day, but in only one week he changed! He got to manage going there and have fun! Since then, he loves to go. We are so happy too for all the progress and accomplishments Andres is doing there. All staff and programs are amazing. We love you! Thanks for what you do every day.
Andres, Carlos, Dayris
My son has been involved with CDG since he was 4 years old. He is now 11. I first chose CDG because of their flexible and approachable staff. I continued with them because they built up my son’s self esteem. He knows that he is loved and valued there. He is praised all the time and given the guidance he needs to learn new tasks.
The other bonus with CDG is that they listen to the parent’s requests. If I want my son to pick up a new skill that is not on his case plan, they will. If I want a meeting with them to discuss his progress, they will. If I need to adjust his schedule, they will. In fact, there is not much that they wouldn’t do to support my child. They even advocated for my child at the school level.
And, as far as learning is entailed, he has become a more rounded person who can now speak in full sentences, add and subtract and read at a basic level. They believe in relationship building with children and know that no two children on the spectrum learn the same way, so they adjust learning styles to fit each child’s needs and learning style.
I am truly thankful for their input into my child’s life.
CDG has been an important component of my son’s progress. For them, it’s all about the child/teen’s well being, they really care. When my son makes progress, they celebrate that progress as much as I do. When issues arise, they work with me to solve them. Everyone is amazed at his progress – it takes so many “right” things for him to achieve his successes. CDG is one of those “right” things.
They have a professional, knowledgeable and caring team. They provide a multi-disciplinary approach when treating my son. They look at his strengths and deficits and then develop and implement programs which provide him with the ability to progress in areas I never thought he would.
CDG has also partnered with other Autism parent oriented organizations in the development of various programs for their family members. As a parent advocate and supporter of Toronto school board parents (of children with Autism), I have been able to count on them to help me with some of those parents.
I have served on many school board SEAC committees and have been a Board Director for provincial and national Autism organizations. CDG is one of those few organizations that are at the top of the list in terms of caring, being flexible, professional and knowledgeable in the treatment of our children. I believe my son’s continued progress, is credited in part, to CDG’s work with him.