Children, Youth and Family
People with disabilities
Daily therapies for Lenka
Lenka is a beautiful, curly-haired autistic girl, who needs 14 hrs of special therapies every week. The yearly costs get high and although Lenka's parents do their best, sometimes they get "short of breath". Therefore, this project enables one-time donations for Lenka's daily therapies.
Lenka was born as a healthy child but after her 2nd birthday Lenka started to escape into a different world, as if our planet was no fun to her any more. Her parents took her to many doctors before one finally got it. She doesn't hear, since she doesn't want to hear. She doesn't speak, since she doesn't want to speak. She doesn't eat, since she sees no reason to do so. The diagnosis was autism level 2 with mental retardation. Lenka gave her parents and brother a hard time at the beginning but after years of her therapies they finaly found the way - they pay visits to Lenka's world and she joins our one in return. And as Lenka loves music and constantly recites or sings (with greatest joy at 3 or 4 a.m.), she is "Lenka v říši divů - Lenka in Wonderland", the enchanted princess.
Lenka needs a 24/7 care and special therapies on daily basis. A combination of therapies helps Lenka find a way to our everyday world.
Weekly Lenka needs 6 hrs of ABA therapy (applied behavioural analysis) during which she gains new skills, improves communication and learns self-service, social interaction and also makes physical training which keeps her fit. Besides that she spends additional 8 hrs with an assistant training her social skills.
Most probably she would love to write her story for you herself but for the time being, she cannot make it. With you help it will certainly be possible one day! :-)