AJ's Story


Therapeutic Preschool

At 11 months old AJ was not meeting many typical developmental milestones. He wasn’t sitting up, crawling, holding a bottle or making eye contact. After months of testing, AJ was diagnosed with a rare disease. AJ has 5q14.3 deletion syndrome. After searching for programs that could address AJ’s needs Tara and Andrew found the therapeutic preschool at Ability KC.

Since starting services at Ability KC, AJ has developed the strength and skills to independently crawl, lift his head and roll over. AJ has also benefitted from the Adaptive Communication and Computer Technology services at Ability KC. Through this AJ received a communication device allowing him to tell his parents “I Love You” for the first time.

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