Mrs. Battaglia was a high-functioning Down woman whose biological mom refused care and transferred it to her mother (grandmother), who later adopted Mrs. Battaglia. Early in life our client was well integrated into schools and the community. However, when her father (grandfather) passed away her mother restricted her activities to inside the house. She became quite inept at social interactions with all who met her. She believed that hugging and temper tantrums would yield the positive results she desired. Her meals consisted of junk food and had serious dental and fungal issues.
With the help of her support staff from a not-for-profit agency, she was reintegrated into the community and given the tools to lead a healthy and happy life. She is an active advocate for her rights and involved with People First to learn how others have succeeded. Her home is now one that she takes pride in and enjoys having friends over to socialize. Her personal appearance has improved drastically as more colors burst from her wardrobe. She enjoys theatre, shopping, Disneyland, travel, and just getting out of the house.
We helped bring a home from the 50s back up to current codes with a new roof, new carpeting, interior and exterior paint, backyard, computer, and front yard landscaping, most of which she personally selected. She happily invites people over and enjoys the pride of ownership.Note that information has been changed to protect our clients' identity.
Any similarity to current or past clients may be coincidental.