Maria came to L.A. GOAL eight years ago. She had not attended any programs for many years. She was non-verbal.
Today, Maria is an active Member of our programs. Now she talks and sings; she is learning her alphabet, learning to write, how to count, and how to work. Her nickname is “Mayor of L.A. GOAL” because whenever a visitor enters the building, she’s the first person to extend her hand and introduce herself.