LaDuffy

Gender: Male
Age: 14
Race: Black or African American

LaDuffy is an active, playful, and endearing young man, with a pleasant demeanor who draws others in. It may be that he is so genuine in how he expresses delight or in the way he gleefully responds to small things.  He is athletic and well-coordinated and likes to ride his bike, run fast, and play with his lawnmower. LaDuffy is happiest when he can be outdoors. He loves the park, playing on the trampoline or running outside. He loves police cars and fire trucks.  LaDuffy loves Spiderman however he recently has an interest in a toy he called “Robo Police.”

LaDuffy has been diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum and there are impairments in his emotional regulation, as well as in communication, language, cognitive, and social skills. A sweet natured young man who responds well to adult attention, LaDuffy continues to make steady progress in all ways. Although he struggles with verbal communication, he continues to make strides to increase his vocabulary. By attending traditional school, family functions and community activities, LaDuffy is continuing to learn to use his words instead of pointing to what he wants.

LaDuffy deserves a forever family. He needs a family that can advocate for overall wellbeing. He needs a family that is patient, enjoy the outdoors, have a strong support system, and be committed to his special educational needs.

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