Danior used to be angry all the time. He would attack and hit other kids at the children’s home. Of course, he had good reasons to be angry. He has no mom or dad in his life, and he is disabled. Both his hands are malformed and useless. But CDI teachers and staff have been patient and persistent with Danior. They taught him to use his mouth to hold a pencil. They encourage him each day, spending one on one time supporting him. They also have behavior expectations, and don’t permit Danior to stay in the classroom if he is aggressive. Their expectations of academic and behavioral improvement are paying off. Slowly Danior has become a calmer boy and puts his energy into his work. He never complains about his limitations and CDI staff are so excited to see how the trajectory of his life has changed for the better.