THE KINGDOM KIDS PROGRAM

THE KINGDOM KIDS PROGRAM

 

In November of 1999, the Casa Grace Foundation, along with the help of a British occupational therapist, founded a recuperative program for children called “Kingdom Kids” at the CPI orphanage in Oradea. From infancy to the age of sixteen, many children have been diagnosed with neuro-psychiatric disorders, including autism and hydrocephaly. Many of these children cannot feed themselves, eat solid food, brush their teeth, play, or even walk. In addition, all of them have severe speech impediments.

 

The goal of the Kingdom Kids program from its inception has been to increase the level of function and quality of life for all of these disadvantaged children. Using large doses of love and affection, stimulation through play and exercise, and the techniques of occupational therapy, Casa Grace staff and volunteers have been able to establish trusting relationships with most of these children. As a result, many of them have demonstrated significant mental and physical progress. This progress has made it possible for many from the program to transition to special schools and kindergartens, foster care, family houses, or to other Casa Grace programs.