Dodge Family Moves North to Get Care for Child | Community Spirit
Gavin Wright looks like a typical kid. He has a smile that would light up Las Vegas. His parents are Brooke and Steve Wright, and the family is originally from Dodge County.
Gavin was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, and the family made a big change – they moved to Griffin, Georgia, where they would be close to Stepping Stones Learning Center. Stepping Stones is a private school dedicated to the autistic, and according to Brooke Wright, “it has been successful in assisting many children with severe autism go from non-verbal to being able to work in a regular classroom in only two years.”
She said, “We know that this is the best thing for Gavin's development, and believe that he requires it in order to live the best life possible.”
“Some people believe that autism is a genetic component. Some speculate that environmental pollution can be a contributor … others blame childhood immunizations … regardless of what the cause is it's a small window of opportunity – a child's first five years – because of the plasticity of the brain.”
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