Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Success Story

Today Charlie's teacher (special instructor) was telling me about a little girl that she worked with about seventeen years ago and who she recently saw at a wedding. The little girl, I'll call her Anne, is seventeen years old and has been diagnosed as having cerebral palsy effecting all four limbs. She uses a power chair to get around and uses an augmentative communication device to converse with others. She's also on the A/B honor roll and in all regular education classes.

I'm sure there's not a parent in the world who wants their child to be in power chair and using augmentative communication--that's never the first choice. It is nice to know, however, that with these limitations she's still figuring out how to be successful.

Give you hope, right?