Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nate driving his power chair at the school gym with his classmates

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyn1-ch4Rao

Oh man, did Nate have fun today! He's been practicing driving mostly outside because it's been so nice, but now we're trying to go to the school gym at least once a week. His teacher suggested bringing his class to the gym to watch/play while Nate is there. Nathan absolutely LOVES it! They played follow the leader and chase. He of course tries to run over everybody! The kids walk with him and interact with him. It's so touching, since he's not around kids all that much. He is doing so well driving - I can't believe how far he's come in such a short time. All he needed was a different system. Thanks to Denise, one of his speech paths. She suggested it. It has been a long time waiting, with frustration on both our end and Nate's end, but now he finally can DRIVE! Love it!

3 comments:

Maria B. said...

Great job Nate! That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Nate! I love the little girl in the red shirt with the long black hair - she was sticking very close to him. I just can't believe how great he is doing - thanks to a caring Mom and Dad!
Mrs. B.

Jana Gundy said...

Way to go! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!