For some kids, it takes longer than others.
But then, there are those who maybe can't form words at all.
That's where the help from the people of Easter Seals comes in.
That help is letting one family live a new life.
Brandon Helms can bring a lot of joy into a room.
And that's exactly how his parents feel.
Brandon's dad, Matt, says, "When he was first born , we were just incredibly happy with the way things were going."
That happiness has only grown with Brandon, but there have also been a lot of questions.
"We started noticing that he was behind in several things. Especially talking," Rhianon Helms, Brandon's mom, explains.
Rhianon was becoming a teacher and taking special education classes.
She says she realized Brandon was showing signs of autism.
And that's when the Helms' say Easter Seals changed their lives.
"Dealing with children with autism, people are really lost, they need places like Easter Seals to handle questions. It's a learning process with these children. They are all different," says Matt.
Rhianon says, "Easter Seals has been wonderful. Anytime I have a question because we live such a distance. I can email it and I usually have an answer within that day."
The family lives hours away in Western Illinois.
Since they can't make it to therapy regularly, Easter Seals showed Brandon's teachers how to help.
"It's been a huge help because a lot of the seminars out there right now for teachers focus more on what autism looks like and not what you can do to help a child with autism," says Rhianon.
In fact, much of Brandon's progress has come through technology.
An iPad helps him communicate.
"The other day he wanted a soda. So, he pushed, I want soda and he repeated "I want soda", and we have never hear anything like that before. So, it was pretty amazing to hear him vocalize words and sentences," explains Rhianon.
The Helms' say all of the therapy is helping to push their son forward.
And without Easter Seals...
"(We'd) probably still wondering what was going on with our son. They're really the only place in the area for these types of services. I wish we lived closer so we could utilize their service. But they've done a lot for us. Especially answering questions and being so friendly, that helps a lot," says Rhianon.
If you'd like to help Brandon and all the kids of Easter Seals, make sure to join us Saturday, March 3rd for the Easter Seals Telethon.
It runs from 6-11 pm.