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We have received updated information for Monica, born March 23, 2012. The new information was obtained November of 2023 and says the following:
Although Monica has typical Autism behavior and stereotypes, she is NOT diagnosed with Autism. When her schedule is changed or her surroundings, she murmurs quietly but gets used to the new situation relatively fast. Her stereotypes can be seen on the video – they are mainly with the hands. She is a calm child – there are no tantrums, no aggression or auto-aggression. She understands speech but does not always react to what she hears. Sometimes for example while playing with a musical book with animals sounds, she continued playing the sound. When I said I cannot understand which animal is making the sound, she on purpose started playing the same sound on and on until I said it was a fox. She also implements simple orders – like bring me the toy or put this on the table, etc. The social worker shared that she can do many things – like buttoning and unbuttoning tic tac buttons, putting on and off clothes, shoes, etc. but she rather prefers somebody else to do it or help her do it.
Monica does not have a certain person she is attached to. The social worker said that she is close to all the people from the staff that take care of her and the children, and she knows all of them.
She does not say certain words, but she uses syllables like ma-ma, ba-ba, pa-pa, etc. She also often exclaims. When she does not want something, she would say – ne-ne-ne (no, no, no).
Monica loves different noises – either to make them herself or to listen to noises or music. When I played some children’s songs to her on my cell phone, she was listening to them as if hypnotized. The staff does not know if she recognizes the colors as she has not been shown them until now.
She does not have any other fears but the water. When she needs to bath or wash, she does not cry but more starts moaning.
This year she is visiting school for the first year and she likes it. She is used to going there. She is visiting school in the morning and in the afternoon visiting a day center where different specialists work with her.
At the end of the visit Monica obviously got used to my presence and felt at ease. At one point she came and sat right next to me and started looking for my attention and wanted us to play together with one of the books. She is a very gentle and careful girl.
Monica is an extremely sweet and loving girl. She is very charming, and gentle and for sure understands and can do much more than what she is showing. She obviously needs love and attention and is looking for such. She needs a loving and caring home, where she can grow up and advance. We pray that her family forever finds her soon!
Video: November 2023
We are excited to provide an update for Monica born March of 2012. Our attorney met her August 30, 2022 and says the following:
Monica is a smiling ten-year-old girl. Monica is diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis. According to the staff, she was first treated for a brain tumor before it was discovered that she actually had the rare disease Tuberous Sclerosis. She likes individual attention, cuddles, being around children, although she rarely plays with them. She prefers to sit next to them but play alone. She likes toys that make noise or make sounds. The staff said that when they were at sea, she didn’t leave the group and she really liked playing in the sand next to them, and she danced a lot and had fun at the children’s disco. Monica understands speech, can perform certain tasks, but does not speak. The staff of the Home for Disabled Children has heard her imitate a chicken, a horse, and other animals, but when you make her do it, she doesn’t. She also likes to swing on the swing in the yard or be pushed on the bike, but only when she wants. She can feed herself with a spoon very cleanly, without getting dirty, without rushing. She can undress and dress herself, can put on and take off her shoes by herself.
Video – 8-30-22
We just received the new file for cute Monica. She was born October of 2012. She has a diagnoses of Tuberous Sclerosis and Epilepsy. Monica is said to be a sweet and charming girl. Monica’s information is from 2018 however we expect a new report with video soon.
Monica can go up and down the stairs by herself holding onto the banister. She prefers toys that make sounds. She recognizes adults and remembers repetitive objects and actions from everyday life. Monice is said to be calm although there are times that without provocation she may start to scream and cry. She demonstrates enthusiasm for personal attention. She is frightened of any water touching her. We have a much more detailed report of this little sweetheart upon your request.
For more information, please contact: Kathy@wiaa.org. You will be asked to complete a parent eligibility form before any file information can be released.
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