We’ve gotten a bit behind on our introductions of new kids at Precious Kids Center. We grew so fast and things got hectic so we have many new friends that have yet to be introduced. Stay tuned for more posts introducing all of our new precious ones.
Lenny’s dad works at one of the local hospitals as a security guard. He would frequently see us coming in with various children and one day he told us that his son also has a disability and that he would like us to visit him. So one day we drove out to meet him. They lived about one hour outside of town on bumpy unpaved roads. When we got close to their home we parked in a field and took a fifteen minute walk that included jumping over a few fences to get to their house.It was a quick visit, but we met Lenny. He is 14 years old and has Autism. He was very shy the first day and didn’t even want to look at us. His father told us that he is unable to speak and cannot walk or feed himself without assistance.
When space opened up we decided that Lenny would be a perfect fit for the house. He came to the center in July 2015. If he holds someone’s hand he can totally walk on his own, but doesn’t have the confidence to try by himself, but he is working on strength and balance in therapy. When he first came it was evident that he was left alone most of the time and was not very social with the other kids. After he had some time to adjust and spend time in class and around the other kids he has opened up and now has friends that he will interact with.
We are very proud of the progress that he has made in the past eight months and can’t wait to see how he continues to improve.