- Case #29419
Robert is full of energy and wonder. He says he is growing up fast, but still loves to play hard. Robert has been described as a sweet and loving youth who craves attention and enjoys being helpful. He likes playing with other children his age and typically interacts well with them. He prefers small group interaction to the more noisy settings and enjoys spending time alone. Robert enjoys games that involve a lot of running. He also enjoys riding his bike and talking about his favorite things. Robert is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and faces several challenges including difficulty adjusting to change. He requires careful patience and frequent prompts when moving to a new environment or having a significant change in his schedule. Although he has some difficulties with his speech, he has no difficulties understanding what is being said to him. He has an amazing memory and has no problem stating his opinion. Robert is very independent and tries hard to accomplish tasks for himself. Like many teens his age, he sometimes has to be reminded to keep up with his daily chores. Robert will need close supervision to ensure his safety as he sometimes fails to perceive potential harmful or dangerous situations. This outstanding youth is affectionate and loving toward others. He has so much to share with his new family. So grab a football, put on your track shoes, and spend some time talking about your favorite superheroes while tossing the ball back and forth and you will quickly connect with Robert's heart and soul forever. Visit me at the Heart Gallery of North East Texas. View my video on Fox 26 "Finding Families".
Robert will do well with a family who offers patience and consistency, along with careful supervision. A family who will commit to allowing Robert a safe place to express himself and continue to help him reach his goals. The family for Robert will be able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him and be willing to access the resources he needs. Robert does very well with other children and pets in the home. He responds best to a predictable and structured environment. Robert has shown consistent progress over time and needs a family willing to advocate for him while providing new challenges to encourage his progress. He will do best with a family who will accept him for the precious one he is and help him reach his full potential.