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Let the Kenrick Family Warm Your Heart!
The holiday season is typically filled with rushing around and celebrating family and friends. At this busy time of year, NCDB invites you to pause and enjoy the third “Families Matter” story about the Kenrick family from South Dakota. They have 2 adorable young boys – Liam and Finn. Liam, who was six years old when this story was filmed, loves reading, playing with friends and family, being outside, running, and going on expeditions in the community. He became deaf-blind from meningitis at age 2 ½ and communicates using ASL expressively and tactile ASL receptively. His mother, Sandy, believes strongly in inclusion and has found many creative ways to make home, school, and community as accessible as possible to Liam. She is passionate about literacy and creating tactile books (which you will see in the story). Liam’s braille skills have been developing rapidly as a result of the consistent high expectations between home and school. So, grab a warm drink and let this remarkable family and members of Liam’s educational team be an inspiration for you as we quickly approach the start of a new year. Here's the story link: https://nationaldb.org/pages/show/meet-liam-kenrick
And, to the Kenrick family and Liam’s educational team, the deaf-blind network owes you a HUGE thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and inspiring ideas with us. Your obvious belief in endless possibilities for Liam is nothing short of admirable.