Carlos is a gentle man, with a quiet strength about him. He is shy when meeting a new person, but when he is more familiar with that individual he likes to joke and tease. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his mother and sister. Carlos attends the Adult Day Training Program, at Louise Graham Regeneration Center and has for many years. Before he began attending the center he was basically non-verbal and would point or take you to an item when he wanting something. Since that time, and with the encouragement of staff, he speaks more, initiates conversation and is able to communicate his wants, needs and desires. He enjoys going out into the community, especially doing volunteer work at local hospitals and schools. He has also been able to explore his interests which include, sports, computers and math. He is a role model for others, their interests and the community.