In school, she is learning to use an AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) device as a form of communication. But, believe me when I tell you, this girl knows how to tell you if she wants something! If she’s hungry, she’ll grab you from wherever you are in the house and pull you into the kitchen to show you what she wants. If she’s tired, she’ll pull the blanket off of her bed and wrap herself in it. If she wants a hug…look out! She’ll be in your lap in a hot second, grabbing you around the neck for that hug.
Our family is also extremely lucky to have found many safe spaces and people that welcome Penny and all her quirks with open arms and so much love. Our FIT4MOM village is one of those places. Penny has quite literally grown up with FIT4MOM, and together we have created the most welcoming and inclusive village, not just for moms, but their kiddos, too. We have a number of special kiddos in our local village, and I am honored to have created that safe space for their families.