Autism Spectrum Disorder
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

In Michael’s world, doing the everyday is sometimes impossible. While he has grown more confident in utilizing social skills and maintain conversations, Michael still struggles with understanding the social queues of those around him.

As a baby, Michael wasn’t hitting the developmental milestones. While he received therapy, it wasn’t answering the question of why he was not on track with his peers.

Facing a long list of possible reasons why, Michael was diagnosed with Autism. With the team at Cardinal Glennon, Michael is overcoming the obstacles that make social interaction difficult.

When you meet Michael, it doesn’t take long for you to see what an amazing young man he is and what makes him so special. His exuberance for life is uplifting and motivating.
CMN Hospitals Funds in Action:  CMN Hospitals funds support the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at Cardinal Glennon where Michael was diagnosed and receives therapy.