A staff member helps to tie James' shoes in the residence Nov. 12th, 2014 Rush, N.Y. The staff show and help the children at the residence to do everyday tasks to teach them how to be more self sufficient.
James and Tonya, a staff member, clean up after dinner while another staff member prepares a game for some of the children Nov. 16th, 2014.
Tonya scratches James' back after getting him to settle down Nov. 24th, 2014 Rush, N.Y. "He doesn't sit still for long" says Jing.
James holds Tom’s hand while getting a haircut in Fairport, NY Nov. 14th, 2014. Aprile has been cutting James’ hair for two years, “Every time it gets a little easier” , says Aprile, “every time he trusts us a little more”.
James’ father takes him to McDonalds to get cookies and soda for good behavior at the hair salon Fairport, N.Y. Nov. 14, 2014. This is James’ first time spending time with his father since he was dropped off at the residence three weeks prior.
James turns back to the van as the rest of the group heads down the hill for sledding at Mendon Park Nov. 20th, 2014. James often tries to take his coat off outside in cold weather.
James plugs his ears and hums while Levi does the same in the background Nov. 11, 2014 in Rush, N.Y. The boys do this as a method of keeping themselves calm when they start to feel stressed.
Pricillia shakes the sheets to James' bed Nov. 14th, 2014.