Elizabeth is a happy and fun five-year-old girl who’s always up for an adventure. She makes friends wherever she goes with her infectious smile (and dimples). Her favorite activities include playing outside, swimming, and art. She has limited speech but she is saying more words every day. Currently, she does use an AAC device at school and knows some sign language. She attends a special academic program through our local school district and integrates with a typical classroom on a daily basis.

After Elizabeth’s global and cognitive delays became more apparent, she was diagnosed with DDX3X syndrome when she was four years old. While getting the diagnosis was initially shocking, we are so fortunate to have Elizabeth–she brings us never-ending joy. Every day she surprises us with something new that she learns, and we believe there’s no limit to what she can accomplish in her life.