When Daniel joined St. Coletta, he was quiet and reserved and found it difficult to adjust to new tasks. He is very methodical and he preferred to work on tasks that he was familiar with. Since joining the program, Daniel has really taken to working with the fused glass products. He’s applied his precision and cautious nature to the glass projects and has prevailed. Daniel loves the glass studio and is very positive with his peers. He has become more vocal and provides advice and directions if his peers need help. Overall he’s very happy and has even come up with new project ideas with glass and clay. He’s surpassed our expectations and continues to grow each day. Daniel is seeing possibilities beyond disabilities – will you help him continue to make it possible?
In the beginning, Julian struggled with the structure of a work day and breaks and needed to learn vocational skills. In just the last year of being with St. Coletta, he has been working on his weaving skills and has become more independent and driven. Julian likes to start a project and see it through to fruition, and seeing others accomplish tasks encourages him to work harder. Coming to work makes Julian feel proud and his goals are to “save the world” and “learn as much as possible!” We’re very proud of Julian and are excited to see him reaching his full potential.
Celeste joined our program nearly two years ago and had a hard time learning how to weave and getting adjusted to the program. She had learned how to embroider when she was younger, but was now faced with an entirely new skill. Over time, Celeste mastered weaving and now works well with fine materials. Her residential staff have said they have never seen her so happy to leave for work until she started working for St. Coletta. Celeste enjoys being around her peers every day and wants to master beading in the future. We're delighted with Celeste's accomplishments and hope you will continue to help her see possibilities beyond disabilities.