Connor is smack-dab in the middle of making his boyhood rounds. For instance, he eats up anything to do with Thomas the Tank Engine, especially movies and books featuring the popular locomotive. When he’s not chugging along with trains, Connor might be studying up on dinosaurs by watching the “Land Before Time” movies. Or, he could be learning about dinosaurs on his iPad, which he loves working on. Connor also is discovering his talents such as what his fitness teacher calls “natural athletic ability.” Connor enjoys singing and playing musical toys and instruments. He makes friends easily, is very social and enjoys company and participating in group activities with his peers, who really like Connor. He also is very helpful and caring about the emotions of others.
Connor enjoys having a well thought out day and structured play. If he is left alone and not busy, then Connor will make his “own fun.” Connor can be very impatient and needs warnings, reminders and time limits. When Connor gets upset, the iPad is a great source of redirection for him. Connor loves praise and attention and responds well to receiving stickers as a positive reward system.
Because of his significant needs, Connor would do best in a two-parent forever family but a single female parent would be appropriate if she has a good support system. His family will need patience as Connor transitions into his new home and develops a routine. Connor will require a great deal of support and attention from his new family, who will need to provide Connor a consistent schedule while offering him choices about his daily routine. Most of all, Connor requires one-on-one supervision in a structured environment.
If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Connor or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.