16 years old
Billy likes to go for walks and be outdoors. He is happy to show affection and he loves to give hugs. Billy is diagnosed with autism. He has limited verbal skills, but is learning sign language. He can communicate by using body language and showing his caregivers what he wants and needs. He is able to dress himself, but he prefers not to wear shoes. Billy has the ability to build attachments with caregivers and peers. He requires consistent supervision to ensure his safety. Billy does well with a routine schedule and when he knows what is expected. In school, Billy enjoys participating in outings.
Billy will benefit from a family who has experience parenting a child with Autism. A family who will learn sign language to communicate with him is needed. It is necessary for Billy to have a family committed to his long term care.