Carmelo enters the room and brings with him an infectious, bubbling energy. It could be his singing or clapping or just his happy smile, but you can’t help but smile back when sharing space with Carmelo. He’s friendly and outgoing, curious about the world and the people around him. Although Carmelo is unable to communicate verbally, he shows great potential for the future – and he finds other ways to communicate, such as signing or gestures. One distinctive quality that Carmelo already demonstrates is determination. With communication or other skills, Carmelo never gives up. His positive attitude also finds its way in his determination to be better and spread happiness. He recently learned how to stack Legos by color and he practices his pronunciation for speech every day.
There’s a lot of pride in Carmelo’s progress and his incredible potential. Sweet, loving, and kind, Carmelo truly shines. As his caregiver notes, “you just can’t help but love this little boy.”