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Silverlea really helps

Wednesday, 9th June, 2010

*Four year old Makay Brooks and his mum Brenda Wylie. *Four year old Makay Brooks and his mum Brenda Wylie.

Local mum Brenda Wylie wants to let everyone know about the work Silverlea does for autistic children after her son's diagnosis last year.

Four-year-old Makay Brooks was diagnosed last year by several doctors in Adelaide and Roxby Downs.
With the services that Silverlea provide, Makay has been able to live quite a normal life and his mother Brenda is grateful for its help.
"We kind of want to lift the stigma on Silverlea and tell people that they are there to help you," Ms Wylie said.
Makay has attended Silverlea since August last year, and also attends North School which has an early intervention program.
Ms Wylie said Leslie Harvey, the co-ordinator of the Silverlea Early Childhood Service had helped both her son and other family members.
Leslie Harvey said she had 17 children in her group that deals with children who have mental delays.
"We have five to six kids between the ages of two and five years who have been diagnosed with autism," she said.
Ms Harvey said she had seen varying results in the children's overall behavior, but nothing dramatically different.
Silverlea also deals with children who have cerebral palsy and other mental delay illnesses.

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