- Case #63215
Herald is an outgoing child with a great sense of humor. He is very energetic and full of life. Herald is upbeat and always has a generally happy disposition. He enjoys all things related to nature and anything that keeps him active. His favorite activities are walking, running, and swimming. He loves playing outside on the swing or walking around in the wave pool at the local recreation center. Herald is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is growing and learning things on his own level and on his own terms. In the presence of his peers, he recently starting imitating the actions of other children while they are playing. Herald has a sense of humor that can brighten your day when you least expect it. He is a loving and affectionate child who will allow you to hold him; he likes quality time and being hugged. He also enjoys his nightly ritual of cuddling with his foster mom and being read a bedtime story. Herald interacts well with familiar adults. He needs close supervision to ensure his safety, as he sometimes fails to perceive potential harmful or dangerous situations. Herald also needs support and assistance on a regular basis at home and at school.
Herald needs a family with a good sense of humor and a great deal of patience. It is important for him to have parents who understand Autism and some of his limitations. Herald may never be able to do most of the things a person his age can do, but his parents will be accepting of this and able to patiently care for him for the rest of his life. Herald will benefit from parents who are willing to learn how to advocate for his best interests. Additionally, he will greatly benefit from a family that is physically active, as Herald loves running outside, playing in the sand, and playing in the water.