Idea's for writing to a child who is 'mentally handicapped'

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 My newest sponsored boy is listed as speech impaired-mentally handicapped.  I'm anxious to learn more about him when I start getting letters from him, hopefully I'll be able to find out then how severe his handicap is; but I very suddenly started to worry about writing too him.  I'm not sure what will be meaningful for him.  Any ideas?
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Jamie Riemersma

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Hi Jamie! Our staff provide individual care to these very special children with special needs. I'd say keep your letters simple so that the staff members can easily read and explain these letters to him. You might also think about sending more photos and stickers and fun things for him to look at and play with. 

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