Today was the first buddy event of the year. I met my buddy Sophie and she is awesome! Sophie is very active and loves to do many different things. She is non-verbal, which means she cannot speak, so I came in thinking this will be like my buddy last year who was also non-verbal. Amelia communicated very differently than Sophie does. Sophie has a book full of pictures and she points to one to tell us what she wants to do it is so cool! The book made today so much easier for picking out different activities, which I am so grateful for. I’m so excited to get to know her better and we have already built so much trust.