2019 was another incredible year of independent growth for Carmine. We are so thankful for his therapists, Jim and Szilvia, their dedication along with his determination has helped Carmine grow into the strong and confident person he is today.
Carmine has been attending the Center for 6 years. We work with Jim and Szilvia to set curriculum and family goals together each year. He spends six hours at the Center every week and they work endlessly with him to conquer goals and simple tasks that are so natural and easy for others.
Here are some of the many tasks he’s accomplished this year:
-Carmine gets on and off the bus by himself.
-He takes his shoes and braces off every night.
-Gets in and out of the car andbuckles his seatbelt by himself.
-He puts his clothes away, although we’re still looking for some of them :)
-He brushes his teeth.
AND… He walks without a cane at home and on the weekends almost all the time.
Your generious donations go to help the Center in so many ways. Below is an example of what the funds are used for.
• $1,000 covers two weeks of intensive motor training for one child in our school-aged program
• $500 will support one child for one week in our preschool/kindergarten program
• $100 will purchase a year’s worth of supplies for one child in our year-round program
• $50 will cover the snacks for one child in our year-round program