Athena’s HIPPY Story: ‘Thanks to HIPPY, my girls showed me what they could do!’
If there was one word to describe Athena, that word would be “relentless”. Relentless in her pursuit to ensure her children enjoy the best possible future in Canada. While many mothers might have succumbed to the trials of being the lone parent of children experiencing unique challenges, Athena was not among them.
Determined not to be discouraged by her daughter Sophia’s autism diagnosis, Athena supported her daughter’s development by taking her to therapists and by doing the HIPPY program to help Sophia learn to read and write.
When Athena then learned of her second daughter Sonja’s Sensory Process Disorder diagnosis, she knew exactly what to do… she got the appropriate professional support and continued with the daily structured routine of the HIPPY program.
It was quite a journey for my girls and me and the HIPPY program has been part of our daily routines. We always love to read and do the craft together as a family. HIPPY gives us more opportunities to reach the girls’ potential.
In the same way, Athena works with her younger daughter Sonja who has Sensory Process Disorder. She is four years old, and her skills are improving daily:
I was not sure if HIPPY would be a good fit or not, but thanks to HIPPY, my girls showed me what they could do and how important it is to be consistent.