- Case #79486
Cheyanne is a beautiful child who enjoys playing with her dolls and toys. She is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has very limited verbal ability. However, she is able to use hand signals or point to communicate. Cheyanne loves items related to Dora and Hello Kitty. She enjoys playing outdoors, but is also content staying indoors and playing with her dolls. Cheyanne tends to isolate herself from peers; however, she eats with peers at mealtime and shares a bedroom with no problems. She doesn't like sharing with peers. Cheyanne is very affectionate and loves to give hugs. She is easily distracted and has poor focus. She requires patience from caregivers, as she has difficulty with change and transition. At times, Cheyanne will have tantrums, but will respond to redirection.
Cheyanne is a sweet child who wants a forever family. She needs a family that has experience with children with special needs. The family needs to be patient with her needs and abilities. Cheyanne will thrive with a family who provides consistency and structure. She needs time to adapt and develop trust with caregivers and requires supervision and guidance for respecting others' belongings. Cheyanne needs a family who is prepared to assist her into adulthood.