When Alexa’s mother first heard her child had Down Syndrome and may not develop the ability to walk or talk, she did not know what to expect. She wondered whether childhood pastimes such as kicking a ball, riding a bike or making new friends might be out of her child’s reach. In addition, she wondered whether her child would be able to comprehend and express herself to others.
However, with the therapy received in The Warren Center’s Early Childhood Intervention Program, Alexa has exceeded expectations and achieved remarkable results. She learned to crawl then walk independently at 18 months old. Using these new skills, Alexa has begun to explore the world around her. Her verbal communication skills and comprehension has improved as well. She is now using words and sign language to communicate and as is following verbal directions.
While it is easy for some to take these activities for granted, these milestones mean the world to children like Alexa. Thanks to donors like you, Alexa knows that she is capable of these accomplishments and so much more.
With your help, we can let children like Alexa know that her goals are within reach.