Mica was born in December of 2016 with Down syndrome. Initially, his parents had a lot of questions in mind regarding how Mica would progress and what he would be able to accomplish. These questions led them to proactively enroll Mica in Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Early Childhood Intervention Program at one month old so he could receive physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Over the past three years, Mica has made significant progress. He is now able to sit up, crawl and walk by himself. His speech, comprehension, and self-help abilities have significantly grown and he has morphed into a social butterfly. His family has thoroughly enjoyed working with Easter Seals’ therapists, and is extremely thankful for their knowledge, professionalism and dedication to helping Mica reach his milestones.
Robert was born prematurely at 24 weeks causing many difficult health challenges. He has cerebral palsy, significant global developmental delays, and uses a wheelchair to get around because he cannot sit up or move on his own. His muscle weakness makes it difficult to eat; therefore, he gets his nourishment through a feeding tube. Robert’s parents struggled to find a place they could confidently send him to school until they found out about The Caroline School at Easter Seals. “Our lives have been forever changed for the better because of The Caroline School. His vocabulary has skyrocketed, he loves to sing the alphabet and can now count to 20! We could not ask for better teachers. Seeing the grin on Robert’s face as he wheels into school makes my heart melt every time. We are incredible grateful for the services Easter Seals provides for so many”, said Laura, Robert’s mom.