The Brain Highways program never talks about therapy or cures, nor is there a goal to create a “perfect” child. In fact, we firmly believe that all children have incredible gifts to offer—even if they never build another highway. Yet we also know that many children are struggling more than is necessary and that such children do have an easier life once their brain is organized to function as intended.
In short, some behaviors common to specific diagnoses are also typical behaviors of underdeveloped lower centers of the brain. In cases where the latter is the cause, it’s possible to extinguish those behaviors by completing the development. In turn, any reduction in the number of stressful behaviors can only improve the quality of the child’s life.
In our years of experience, we’ve also met many, many families who had lost all, or almost all, hope before they first walked into the Brain Highways Center. With that in mind, we made the Same Story, Different Ending video so that families could see what’s possible once the lower centers of the brain are developed.
As part of our program, we also facilitate opportunities for participants to showcase their new, untapped potential by having them become leaders of community projects. Such experiences, again, defy what others usually think is possible for kids with special needs.