Welcome to Joaquin’s Life

🌎 Global Development Delay 🗣 Non-Verbal 👫 Big Brother 😎 Super Handsome

Making progress every day! #JoaquinsLife

Living with Global Developmental Delay - Meeting Milestones at My Own Pace!

Joaquin's Life

Joaquin's Life

Living with Global Developmental Delay - Meeting Milestones at My Own Pace!

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Welcome to Joaquin’s Life – Living life with Global Development Delay and meeting milestones at his own pace!

Global Development Delay

Joaquin is 3 years old and he’s the toughest, sweetest guy we know! Joaquin is currently undiagnosed. He has global developmental delay that limits his mobility. As of this post (July 2018) He is learning to crawl, cannot stand independently and is not walking. His preferred method of getting around – scooting!

Joaquin’s Global Development Delay also includes communication. Right now he is nonverbal, he’s working hard on nonverbal communication with the PECS (Picture Exchange Communication) program and is strengthening his mouth muscles primarily using the Talk Tools program – he works on both with his amazing Speech Therapist!

This guy is busy! Currently, Joaquin has two speech sessions per week – one to focus on communication and the other to work on oral strength. Physical Therapy once a week where he works on mobility and gross motor development. Occupational Therapy/Aquatic Therapy once a week to work on fine motor skills, motor planning and relaxing his tight muscles. He also has Developmental Preschool that he attends four times per week and also receives therapy at school! Exhausting right?

More Than a Label

Joaquin is so much more than any label or diagnosis. He LOVES books! He recently (February 2018) learned to get into the sitting position, his smile will melt your heart, he’s empathetic, and his love for Daniel Tiger is unreal! Joaquin has so much going for him and we know that he’s going to do amazing things!

On this site, you’ll find Resources to help you in your own families journey. Advice on finding the best support. A blog to keep you posted on progress, there’s going to be a lot of progress!!!!

Thank you for being here and we hope you follow him on his journey as we have fun, cheer him on, celebrate every new milestone, and advocate for awareness, kindness, and inclusion! 💙  #JoaquinsLife

Meet Joaquin’s Team


Featured Charity

Wheel To Walk

“The Wheel to Walk Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities, 20 years and younger, obtain medical equipment or services not provided by insurance. We purchase items such as therapy tricycles, adaptive strollers, shower chairs, pumper cars, zip zac chairs, selective communication devices, gait trainers, speech therapy and wheelchairs, to name a few. Our organization strongly believes that no child or young adult with special needs go without items that could improve the quality of his or her daily life.

If you live in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or California and need assistance with anything from leg braces, bath chairs, gait trainers to therapy tricycles and wheelchairs, please contact them and they will then send you an application.”  http://www.wheeltowalk.com/application

Consider donating $10 to this amazing foundation! Wheel to Walk Donate

Joaquin received his Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer from Wheel to Walk in the Fall of 2017. Since then the wonderful, kind people at this amazing foundation have emailed asking how he’s doing, they’ve sent sweet emails and they have chosen Joaquin’s photo (in the header) to use for an upcoming fundraising event! Not only did this foundation provide him with much needed medical equipment, that we couldn’t afford, but they have really become a part of his support group.

Joaquin Wheel to Walk
Joaquin shortly after he received his lime green gait trainer from Wheel to Walk