Simon – UPDATE & VIDEO
A WIA specific grant may be attached to the adoption of this child. The grant is in the amount of $2,500. Please talk to Kathy Junk about eligibility requirements.
Simon was born in March 2010 and is blind.
AN UPDATE FROM OCTOBER 2017 SAYS:
Simon has made a lot of progress! Now walks more in comparison with crawling. During the past weeks more frequently steps on his heel and wants to walk lead by a hand, in comparison to push his stroller. When he does not reach the opposite wall to lean on, pushes his body. He does gymnastics which help for the development of the musculature of his limbs. His hands have strong catch. He is independent in feeding and drinking. Uses a spoon well both with left and right hand. He can hold his attention on certain activity/topic for longer time, especially when he has an interest. Shows an interest when into the room enters a new person. He listens to the other’s speech, likes children’s songs. The boy creates his own games, participates in activities of close people.
The boy recreates positive and negative emotions. The boy listens, understands and reacts of the surrounding people’s speech – participates in dialog, asks questions and notify for his needs. He uses more communication sentences, but still expresses some of his wishes with questioner sentences.
Simon is able to engage himself alone as well as with the surrounding people. In information of the foster parents he likes the contact with other children, to goes for walks outside.He can tell how old he is, and improve the information for gender affiliation and shows with hands how big he will grow.
OUR EASTERN EUROPE REPRESENTATIVE WRITES:
We keep hoping that a family for this blind boy will be found as we truly believe that he has a big potential that only a loving family environment can help being developed! He now lives in a foster family that we initially thought will be good for his development as the father is visually repaired but from what we observed with the time we do not believe that they work with him in any way. It is so sad!
Contact: [email protected] for more information.
Grant funding available to qualifying families up to $2500
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