- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Wilson
Wilson was born in May 2007 and has been diagnosed with generalized disorder of psychological development, autism, and intellectual disabilities.
Wilson walks independently and climbs stairs without support, though his body movements are not well-coordinated. He can follow simple commands, feeds himself with a spoon, and is learning basic hygiene skills. He has recently started using the toilet on his own. Wilson expresses joy when seeing adults he likes and enjoys cuddling with them. He enjoys walks outside as well as listening and moving to music.
Wilson lived with his birth family until he was almost four years old. His birth mother reported that he developed normally until 18 months of age at which time he stopped speaking and playing and began showing unusual behaviors. At present, Wilson shows many behaviors symptomatic of autism, including rocking, arm flapping, unstable eye contact, poor imitation skills, preference for being alone, and lack of social interactions with other children. He does not use toys or household items according to their purpose and is non-verbal.
Wilson attends an auxiliary school as well as a daily center for children with disabilities where the staff are working with him on socialization and self-help skills.
Weight at birth: 2.450 kg Weight Jan 2017: 25.2 kg
Height at birth: 48 cm Height Jan 2017: 136 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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