Dan (born 11.03.97)

Dan came to Harja as a very small child, more like a baby, probably as a result of foetal alcohol syndrome. As he grew older he was hyperactive and he had a degree of learning difficulty, indeed of understanding.  We had invaluable help from a visiting English psychologist who devised a programme for him and helped the carers to manage and lead him.   He has always been interested in hammers and nails and mending things, he loves taking the dogs for walks and could be a very good gymnast.   He went to the local schools where the teachers were understanding and coped with his restless behaviour.   For two years he has been at the special school with Andra where he is very happy, has friends and will eventually be trained to be a carpenter.