I have known David all of my life. My son, Harry works with him one on one
through his employment with Therapeutic Alternatives. Harry picks David up from home every morning between 7:30 and 7:45. They drive to CLS (Community Living Service) where they began their daily activities which includes:
Monday or Thursday – Community Activity (visit Dollar Tree or go to the park).
Tuesday – Bowling (10:00am – 11:30am), Wednesday – Workshop at CLS (Reading and Math), Friday – Computer Class at the Community College (typing sentences, writing ABC’s and looking up current events). David can continue to receive services as long as funding is available from the state and he remains eligible.
Description of the Activity
I arrived at CLS at 9:45 am on March 17, 2009. When I arrived and went into the
Center there were a lot of smiley happy faces. After looking around I spotted David and Harry. David had just finished doing the Devotion and was about to start the presentation on St. Patrick’s Day. Harry would read first and David would repeat what was read. As David read, I noticed that he became distracted by the person making noise in front of him. He was able to remain on track regardless of the distraction and continued to talk about some of the symbolic features of St. Patrick Day and the significance of wearing green. When he finished he introduced me as his guest.
The participants divided up into groups and we headed to the Bowling
Alley. When I arrived David was waiting on me outside. Once inside he got his bowling gear together and his team set up to bowl. David’s team consisted of Marlene, Tuiti, Chris and Eddie. Marlene let David wear one of her gloves. I noticed that he wore the glove on his left hand but bowled with his right. I t seen as if that was his security blanket. He did not talk much but became excited when he got a strike and complained when he threw a gutter ball. When they finished he went over to the concession...