Antonio is a friendly, sweet, well-mannered, and helpful boy! Upon meeting him, you will likely notice how polite he is – shaking hands and frequently responding to questions with “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” Antonio is something of a homebody who is particularly responsive to one-on-one attention from caregivers and calm, low-key home and school environments. He willingly does his part in seeing that household chores are done, routinely helping with vacuuming, taking out the garbage, and feeding the fish. Antonio’s favorite pastimes are going on family outings, creating paintings, watching TV, shooting hoops, listening to the radio, bowling, raquetball and playing video games on his Nintendo DS. Antonio recently enjoyed the opportunity to explore his musical aptitude by taking piano lessons (he seems to have a gift for playing by ear!). He also enjoys singing along with the radio or karaoke and has a great memory for lyrics; in fact, he can tell you his three favorite karaoke songs.
In the fall of 2016, Antonio will be in 5th grade where he will have more individual attention and flexible instruction in a low-key environment with regular rest breaks. Antonio’s favorite subjects are math, reading and writing. In addition to academic supports, his teachers are helping him to navigate social interactions with peers, especially in reference to social cues and body language. Antonio seeks approval from the significant adults in his life and needs a family that will be comfortable advocating for educational and other resources which help him to be successful.
Antonio tells us that in his adoptive family he would love to have his own bedroom with a bed and a closet, a TV, and a treasure box to keep his stuff. Antonio would do well in a two-parent home or with a skilled single parent family with a good support network. It will be important for Antonio’s family to honor and maintain his connection with his brother by telephone and Skype, as his brother lives in another part of the state.
If you are a family that would welcome the opportunity to make this friendly, polite boy part of your family, let us know!
If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Antonio or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.