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Two thumbs up for Charlie’s heartwarming smile!
Charlie is a creative boy who loves to draw, dance, and play musical instruments. Charlie expresses overwhelming joy when he spends time with his foster family and feels intense happiness being around those he loves. He is a special boy with a special heart who will fill your life with endless hugs and happiness.
Charlie was born prematurely and was originally in the care of his grandmother until he was placed in care when she no longer had the resources to support him. He is considered to be physically healthy; however, there is a relevant family history of epilepsy on the maternal side. Charlie has a diagnosis of mild intellectual disability in addition to a language disorder. He receives pharmacological and therapeutic treatment from an interdisciplinary team of occupational and speech therapists and psychologists where he is learning to regulate his behavior. Since starting treatment, he has made noteworthy progress in emotional processing and has seen significant improvement in independence. Charlie was initially enrolled in a primary school; however, his additional needs encouraged a transition to a special education program with a flexible learning model. Currently, Charlie receives student-centered academic teaching that promotes cooperation and active learning by linking classroom objectives to personal family and community experiences. While he still struggles with reading, Charlie is very persistent in the things he sets out to do and is making progress each and every day! Charlie interacts appropriately with peers and has a strong ability to make and maintain friends. He is described as being collaborative, respectful, and highly engaged.
Charlie needs a loving home that can support his needs and provide him with stability that his early years lacked. He is well behaved and is always looking for a fun time full of love and laughs. Spaghetti is Charlie’s favorite food and he can’t wait to get messy in the kitchen slurping up pasta with his new family!
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