It's always nice walking into the child's home—a caring, loving, and dedicated mother who wants nothing but the best for her son. I really enjoyed working and learning with them. The lessons I learned spending time with the family shaped my understanding of ABA as well as how much intense love and care, a family can give to their on-spectrum child. At times it was heartbreaking watching the child cry all the time because he would not be able to pass bowel movements. He would cry for hours and not be able to communicate to anyone what was bothering him. I cannot imagine how tough this must have been for him and his mother. Thankfully due to his mother's relentlessness and many doctor visits, with X-ray, doctors were able to identify dual intestinal blockage. Something many people do not think about...how their child is not able to talk or express their needs and pains.