One of the hallmarks of summer is being able to go outside to play – to run, jump and climb. For Mijael and his family that was a challenge. He was not able to physically do those things. Mijael is a 10 year old boy with autism. He started coming to Adult & Child to learn how to do those physical motions and movements that help us all to play.
He worked with our team for several months last summer and fall and by the end of his therapy, his mom reported that they would go to the park and just go play.
Mijael came back this summer as one of our inaugural patients in our children’s exercise program to continue to develop his skills.
For each of us, the meaning of independence is unique. And that holds true for our patients. For Mijael and his family, independence means being able to go outside and play.