The program's philosophy is that caretakers should join children in what activities interest them. Once a connection is established, a child more likely will make eye contact with an adult, and then work can began on developing other social skills.
"I'm hoping people who watch this will understand that behind all the political issues, ultimately it's about the families and what they're going through," he said.
After more than a year of working with different therapists, Quianzon in February attended a workshop put on by Son Rise, a program based in Massachusetts that trains parents to employ play based therapy at home for children with autism and similar disorders.
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believe play based therapy is best for Noah. They've built a mini jungle gym in the playroom for their son, who loves to climb. Since they've joined him in his play, they said, Noah interacts with others more and has gone from speaking in short phrases to seven or eight word sentences, though most of the time his sentences are still three or four words long.
"I don't see autism as a tragedy anymore. I see it as an adventure," she said. "Noah's teaching us new things in life. Pure, unconditional love that's what he embodies."
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Critics say joining people with autism in their worlds only reinforces undesired behaviors.
Parents Joseph and Rowena Quianzon prepare separate meals for Noah that are free of gluten, wheat and dairy products; devote about 15 hours a week to therapy sessions with their son; and try to maintain a sense of normality for their other two boys, ages 6 and 3.
Their story will be one of 20 from throughout the country featured in the documentary "The United States of Autism," scheduled for release next year. A four person film crew from Pennsylvania is traveling across the country, visiting 20 households in 40 days to document the lives of families with autistic children. The documentary will be submitted to film festivals and television stations starting next summer.
Before Noah was diagnosed, Joseph Quianzon said, "I would have considered myself one of the more materialistic people, climbing that social ladder, getting that car. ". Having my son has completely changed my dreams, what I feel is important. What I want now is to have my son get better."
Rowena Quianzon admits she was depressed when she first learned of her son's diagnosis but now is hopeful her son can get better with the right therapy.
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"If we can raise awareness and help others, hopefully God will look upon our kid and help him recover," Joseph Quianzon said. "If I'm open, hopefully somebody else whose child is autistic will be inspired."
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They say that facing autism together has strengthened their marriage, despite the financial burdens of some of Noah's treatments.
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