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Tyler from Texas



from Texas

Tyler is a bright-eyed and friendly child who loves bouncing balls, playing with frisbee's, 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 especially enjoys going 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 play on the swings or shoot hoops with a basketball. Tyler will play with other children in activities but mostly prefers playing alone. Tyler is diagnosed with Autism. He is nonverbal, though he communicates and expresses himself through some sign language, facial expressions, sounds, and guiding his 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's forever family will be one that can meet his needs and be patient and understanding with him. His family will also be consistent and structured. His family will support his needs daily. Tyler thrives in a predictable schedule and structured environment. His family will be proactive in continuing services for Tyler. The ideal family for Tyler will be one who is familiar working with Autism.

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