June 6, 2005
Michael has been coming to the SARAW Program for almost 2 years. Without the Program Michael couldn't have written his story. He has cerebral palsy and is non verbal. He can answer yes or no questions. Coming to the SARAW Program lets Michael communicate and express himself. On the Writing Program there is a Word Predict list, this is very beneficial to Michael as it helps him recognize words and it's easier to enter a number than having to type the whole word as it can be difficult for him due to his disability. It has taken over a year for him to write about himself as we only attend 2 hours a week, but time is nothing - it's what you can achieve. Michael is more confident within himself and his family are very proud of him.
SARAW Program, Bow Valley College by Mike Szabo my name is Michael but i like to be called mike. I was born 1976 and i have a twin brother called Andrew. I have cp but that doesn't hold me back. i lived at home with my mom until a year ago i now live in a new home and share it with two other boys. I enjoy attending Bow valley college as it gives me my Independence and that makes me feel good. My life is good, i spend a lot of time meeting people but the most important thing to me is my family. I have also got a sister called Janey she is my strength I talk to her every day. she is the manager of a casino she works a lot of hours but she enjoys what She does; she recently bought a house which she shares with Tyler. My brother andrew has just moved into a new apartment with sarah. my mom is now on her own. I wish she could find someone to share her life with, as she sometimes gets lonely. I make sure i talk to her every day. My mom left for vagas on the weekend i hope she has a good time. My room mates and I are planning a overnight stay in Edminton at the Fantasy Land Hotel it will be cool. we are going to walk the mall and maybe pull a few chicks (ha ha).