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Ady’s Barracks – Harper

Harper is a 4-year-old Level 3 autistic child. She is nonverbal as well as diagnosed FPIES, elopement issues, and feeding difficulties. Currently, she receives therapy 5 days a week. Her mother is the main caregiver and resource to get her to and from doctor appointments and therapies, while her father is the sole financial provider working 50+ hours a week. Her care and needs require a lot of effort in both financial and emotional aspects. Recently, we have noticed that... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Chris

Laura, Chris’s mother, grew up in a home where the words autism and special needs were often used. Her mother worked with special needs children for 30 years. Although the situation was all too familiar, nothing, & I mean NOTHING prepares you for the words, “Your son has Autism.” Chris was developing like a typical child and meeting all of his milestones. He was responding to his name, saying mama, dada, waving bye-bye, playing peek a boo as well as... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Nasir

Nasir is kind, affectionate, and determined. He has strong academic ambitions and has frequently been named an honor roll student at Epic Alternative Elementary. Nasir participated in equine therapy with a local enthusiast and also receives services from Early Autism Services and Glenwood Community Care. Although Nasir is still learning to cope with certain emotions, we like to see him as an optimist. Even if technically non-communicative, his favorite phrases are “don’t worry!” and “what can we do now?”. Despite... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Sylas

Sylas is perfectly described as our carefree and wild child. He’s extremely intelligent and strong willed 4 year old with a laugh that can make anyone’s heart melt. As a baby, Sylas met every milestone with flying colors, speaking his first words at only 6 months and walking at 10 months! Although, once we turned 15 months we began to see his regression. What was once words became replaced with silence, precious eye contact was replaced with blank stares, and... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Grayson

Grayson is an extremely charming five-year-old boy with an infectious smile and laugh. If one were to describe him as energetic it would be a true understatement. His high energy and excitement for life leaves those close to him exhausted and in need of more caffeine. When Grayson was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at 3 years old, we found ourselves in shock though not surprised. We had been living with ASD and the unbearably difficult daily struggles that go... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Colton

After trying unsuccessfully for a year to become pregnant, I was sent to the fertility doctor to see what our options were. Much to our surprise, I was pregnant. I had a good pregnancy and was overjoyed when we found out we were having a boy. Colton was born on April 15, 2009. He was healthy and perfect! He was a busy baby and was always climbing and getting into things. At his 18 month well child appointment, we began... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Rhys

Meet Rhys CJ Weaver. He is one of the sweetest 4 year old’s that you will ever meet. He loves to laugh and play. Rhys was diagnosed with ASD at the age of two when we realized that he wasn’t meeting his language milestones and we pushed for further testing. Rhys is our miracle baby. After 13 year of infertility we decided to give IVF one try. If that didn’t work we were going to look at options for adoption.... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Gabe

Meet Gabe Aaron Weeks. He is a firecracker who will be 3 in October and has kept us on our toes since the day he arrived. He never meets a stranger and you will never find him without a huge grin (with dimples) on his face. Before Gabe was born my husband and I were already parents to 2 incredibly sweet and easy going little girls. We were thrilled to learn we were having a baby boy and felt like... Read more

Ady’s Symphony 2020

2019 was a huge success for Ady's Symphony!  Thank you for your generous support of this program.  It has made a huge difference in the lives of all who participated in it. The campaign for 2020 is underway!  Please join us in helping to provide the opportunity of music to a whole new group of participants. Our 2 summer session is open for registration. June 2020 - 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/29 July 2020 - 7/3, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 The sessions... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Isla

Meet Isla Grace Craft. She is 3 years old with a beautiful smile that melts your heart. Let me tell you how her story began. Lee and I joined Grace Life Baptist Church in Bessemer, AL in March of 2014 . We wanted to get in to missions so our Pastor suggested something domestic. We ended up in Springdale, Arkansas the following May to witness and share the Gospel with a large community of Marshallese people. Our Senior Pastor, along... Read more

Ady’s Paws – Ace

Ace entered the world 3 days after his expected arrival date, weighing in at 6lbs 5oz. Ace was hitting all major milestones earlier than expected. He walked at 10 1/2 months; knew his letters and the sounds they made by 16 months, before he could really form full sentences. He read fluently before he turned 3 years old and his math skills were beyond anything we ever imagined possible. So as parents with a 3 year old who knew multiplication... Read more

Ady’s Fins 2019

Ady’s Army is dedicated to sharing the invaluable skill of swimming with families throughout Alabama through Ady’s Fins, a program in which a special swim coach is brought to Birmingham to train children with autism on how to swim and be safe around water. This campaign is for our inaugural training session with Coach Mary, where she will spend two weeks in Birmingham to provide training, coaching, and encouragement to our special-needs community. This is the branch the Schuberts are... Read more

Ady’s Paws-Samantha

Samantha was born only one week early but she was a tiny baby at just 4lbs 10.5oz.  She spent one week in the NICU and then got to come home.  Even tho she was tiny, she was hitting all of her milestones for quite some time. At one point though Samantha began to regress.  She stopped babbling and it was hard to get her to stay focused.   She began to have strange behaviors like barking and crawling around people when... Read more

Ady’s Symphony 2019

Ady's Symphony provides a 4 week program opportunity each quarter. 2019 events are as scheduled: 1st Quarter - 2/12/19, 2/19/19, 2/26/19, and 3/5/2019 2nd Quarter - 4/9/2019, 4/16/2019, 4/23/2019, 4/30/2019 4th Quarter - 10/1/2019, 10/8/2019, 10/15/2019, 10/22/2019 We meet from 5:30 - 6:00 pm. If you would like your child to participate, please complete the form below. Read more

Ady’s Barracks-Nate

Nate is only 10 years old and suffers with shockingly low self-esteem and depression. As his parents, we watch him struggle to fit in socially and see him get overwhelmed with periods of rage and sadness when he feels misunderstood and left out.  Meltdowns are common place and stressful for our entire family. Nate has been in therapy for years learning different methods to break the cycle of rage/depression/low self-esteem.  Even though there has been improvement there is still a long way to... Read more

Ady’s Fins 2018

Ady’s Army is dedicated to sharing the invaluable skill of swimming with families throughout Alabama through Ady’s Fins, a program in which a special swim coach is brought to Birmingham to train children with autism on how to swim and be safe around water. This campaign is for our inaugural training session with Coach Mary, where she will spend two weeks in Birmingham to provide training, coaching, and encouragement to our special-needs community. This is the branch the Schuberts are... Read more

Ady’s Barracks-Caleb

Let me introduce you to Caleb. Caleb is considered to be non-verbal because he only mimics everything someone else says. He is always on the go (even at night). He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. He fills our days singing, dancing, and clapping to the 80’s hairband music. He also loves hot wheel cars (lining them up by colors and saying the make and model of each and every one). He rocks, spins, flaps his hands,... Read more

Ady’s Paws-Brylee and Madison

Brylee is a beautiful 4 ½ year old little girl. She was diagnosed with nonverbal autism spectrum disorder when she was 2 years old.  Brylee was a happy, healthy baby who hit all her developmental milestones on time up until she was a year old.  By the time Brylee was 18 months old, her mom knew there was something wrong.  During Brylee’s 2 year checkup, it was decided that she needed to be evaluated for autism.  As her parents, going... Read more

Ady’s Fins Inaugural Event

Ady's Army is dedicated to sharing the invaluable skill of swimming with families throughout Alabama through Ady's Fins, a program in which a special swim coach is brought to Birmingham to train children with autism on how to swim and be safe around water. This campaign is for our inaugural training session with Coach Mary, where she will spend two weeks in Birmingham to provide training, coaching, and encouragement to our special-needs community. This is the branch the Schuberts are... Read more

Ady’s Barracks – Ayden

Let me introduce you all to Ayden. Ayden is a nonverbal 8 year old boy who is sporadic, energetic, fun and very loving little boy. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. We were blessed enough to be able to adopt Ayden at the age of 5. Ayden fills our days with singing with his high pitch noises, the rocking, the spinning and flapping of his arms as he dances his way around our home. Days filled... Read more

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