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Tyler from Texas



from Texas

Tyler is a bright-eyed and friendly child who loves bouncing balls and spinning toys in his hands. He is very active and observant. Tyler has a hearty appetite and really enjoys all types of meats. He really likes to go out to eat. His favorite foods are McDonald meals. Tyler does best on a schedule and having his day be predictable. He loves to play outdoors, especially at the park where he can go on the swings or shoot hoops with a basketball. Tyler will play with other children in activities but prefers most of the time playing alone. He is nonverbal, though he communicates and expresses himself through some sign language, facial expressions, sounds, and guiding the caregiver to what he wants or needs. He understands simple directives and follows requests. Tyler has a love for classical music which tends to make him relax. He loves high fives and "fist bumps." Tyler smiles when he is praised for doing something well or attempts to please those around him.

Tyler needs a loving family who will meet his needs and be patient and understanding with him. They will also be consistent and structured. His family will support his needs daily. It is unknown how he will react to a pet in the home. Tyler is receiving speech therapy with occupational therapy and will need to continue those services.

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