- Jul 1994
- District of Columbia
- Sep 17, 2012
Easy-going Jorje loves to rock and sway. His therapist says he knows his favorite toys, and will definitely gravitate towards them. Jorje demonstrates his emotions non-verbally and has gotten very good at expressing himself, especially when he’s excited about something. One thing that really gets Jorje excited is meal time! He has a healthy appetite, and looks forward to enjoying each delicious dish.
Jorje attends high school where he receives one-on-one support. He loves riding on the school bus, and is well liked by staff and his classmates. He smiles at the teacher appropriately after successfully completing assigned task.
Jorje has also made progress with his “self skills.” Jorje can hold a sign alerting staff of his needs. He holds his own spoon when he eats, and puts on and takes off his clothes with little assistance.
Therapist and social workers say that Jorje needs to be adopted by a family with a flexible work schedule, a good support system, and experience caring for “medically-fragile” children. The family should be able to demonstrate patience and endurance with Jorje.