The England Grant of $2500 may be available for qualifying families.
Individualized grant funding for qualifying families may be available through our President’s Grant. Contact us for more details!
Cute Carissa is said to enjoy smiling no matter who teases her. Her update from July of 2019 says Carissa goes to the rehabilitation room every day to perform motor function therapy, occupational therapy, and cognitive training. When she was first trained to stand, she would cry. After a period of training, she would stand very well. Now she can understand some simple instructions of adults, such as reaching out, tongue sticking out, etc. She has a certain understanding of the surrounding environment such as staying still and watching TV. If she sees a nurse coming over with a needle tray, she immediately frowns and makes a cry. Carissa’s motor capacity is slower than that of children of the same age. Her muscle tension is higher. She can turn over, she can stand for a while depending on the support. She can find sound sources and she can grab objects across the centerline. Her left hand is poor and she cannot knock things or change hands with an object. Carissa does not have much language but will say “ahh” to attract attention Carissa needs a special family to help her become the best she can be!
For more information, please contact: Kathy@wiaa.org. You will be asked to complete a parent eligibility form before any file information can be released.
Please be aware that children on our waiting list may be under review by multiple families. Additionally, a child’s availability status may change on short notice. Please contact Kathy@wiaa.org for the most up-to-date status of a child.
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