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Mohammad, Rana and Ali

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Mohammad's Family

We are Mohammad and Rana and are the parents of Ali. Ali is 2 and a half years old. He is a happy little boy who loves other children and loves to play with paper. He was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome. We have been on a wait list for Special Services at Home. Ali is not speaking and he needs help with speech and language and he needs help with feeding, and needs extra physiotherapy services. He only receives 1 hour per week. We have no speech therapy at all. We love our son very much but we also need a bit of a break. We are pleading with the government to please put more funding into Special Services at Home so that families like us can have the services we deserve and desperately need.

Mohammed Shakir

March 5, 2010