This is Nevaeh! Nevaeh is 5 years old she has Down Syndrome and severe Autism. Nevaeh is nonverbal and is just starting to walk. Nevaeh started on Haleigh's Hope 3 months ago. Since that time Nevaeh has been engaged in the world, paying attention to what is going on around her, playing with toys, starting to verbalize and say a few words on a regular basis, learning new signs and using them, showing her personality, being cooperative and willing to learn and try things that may be hard for her including eating from a plate!
Nevaeh has been receiving multiple therapies since birth and has shown little progress although her therapists have done and still do a great job! About 2 1/2 months ago Nevaeh began to walk, just weeks after starting Haleigh's Hope! Today she is getting more and more sure of herself and is walking all over! For 5 years her therapists and myself have tried everything to get her to walk and all she needed was a boost from Haleigh's Hope!
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