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Héctor enjoying his time with the therapist

Héctor is a 5-year-old boy who lives with his family in the small, tropical farming town of Entre Rios, Bolivia. In Entre Rios Maryknoll Lay Missioners has a program that provides integrated assistance — health, education, vocational orientation and skill building — to children, youth and adults with disabilities.

Héctor has a wonderful smile, laughs easily and is a terrific joy to his parents. Shortly after his first birthday, however, his parents began to notice that their son did not seem to be making the strides that a 1-year-old would generally do in communicating his likes and needs. This communication challenge be