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We have received an update for handsome little Jensen born June of 2011. The update from February of 2023 says the following:
Jensen is currently living with a foster family. He regularly attends classes the Center for Special Educational Support where he works with a psychologist, a speech therapist and a kinesitherapist. The work with him is intense but success is achieved slowly. Jensen has been diagnosed with Epilepsy but for four years has had no seizures, only mild twitches. Jensen orients himself in familiar surroundings. He recognizes day and night, relating them to his daily activities of sleeping, eating and resting. He recognizes the surroundings at the foster family’s home, and more places he often visits. At school, he knows his rank, where his belongings are, etc. Jensen walks independently and can go up and down stairs and jump. He plays with cubes and toys, but quickly loses interest. He lags behind in his neuropsychological development. Jensen responds to his name but lacks verbal communication. Expressive speech is in the process of formation. He likes and responds positively to running water (likes to run the taps). He understands and carries out instructions at a basic level. He uses gestures/pointing, pushing, holding hands etc.to direct the adult’s attention. Jensen is selective about food. For example if he liked a certain dish at one time after a while he may decide that he doesn’t like it anymore. At school he eats alone, but at home he prefers to be fed by an adult. Jensen can dress himself but needs help with zippers or buttons. He can take off his pants by himself, but sometimes he needs a little help with his shirt. He likes to watch videos of car washes, excavators, constructions, machines and roundabouts for a long time. He watches children’s movies and claps his hands with joy. He sleeps and wakes peacefully.
Video –February 2023
Cute Jensen was born June of 2011. He is diagnosed with pervasive Developmental Disorders, Epilepsy with minor seizures and Convergent Strabismus (crossed eyes). Jensen can walk alone and can climb and descend stairs.
Jensen can clap, unzip zippers and scribbles on a page. Jensen is attached to his foster family and does not show any aggression. He has lack of speech but understands commands on a basic level. He has a slurred speech that his foster parents understand. Jensen prefers to play alone and does not look for partners in games or other activities. He loves playing in the water from the faucet. He is able to feed himself at school and needs minimal help for dressing/undressing. He is not potty trained. Jensen has been waiting for his forever family for a long time. Could you be that family?
or more information, please contact: Kathy@wiaa.org. You will be asked to complete a parent eligibility form before any file information can be released.
Please be aware that children on our waiting list may be under review by multiple families. Additionally, a child’s availability status may change on short notice. Please contact Kathy@wiaa.org for the most up-to-date status of a child.
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