Parents, friends celebrate Kindering graduates
August 15, 2011 · 11:48 AM
Families and friends filled the audience as Kindering held a graduation for 356 children Aug. 4 at the Bellevue Crossroads Park.
Kindering is a birth-to-three therapy center for special needs children.
The event featured Mitch Lee Yuen and Anna Kwan, parents of Danger, a Kindering graduate at the ceremony. Their son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder before the age of two.
"He has flourished into a very happy healthy 3-year-old boy,” Kwan told the audience. “The little boy you see here today is a completely different child than the one who first walked through the Kindering doors some 18 months ago.
“We believe that early intervention was the key to our success," Yuen added. “Our son represents the unparalleled success the programs and the people at Kindering can achieve and given the opportunity and support.”
Mimi Siegel, Executive Director of Kindering for more than 33 years, told the couple that the agency "has been privileged to share these early years with your family. We too have treasured each and every new skill that the children have gained: first eye contact, reach, swallow of solid food, word or sign or picture exchange."
More information about Kindering is available at 425-747-4004 or at www.kindering.org.