Hi! My name is Dayshawn.
I love to give hugs!
Dayshawn is an affectionate twelve-year-old boy of African-American and Caucasian descent. He has a unique personality and is a curious, imaginative, playful young boy. Dayshawn enjoys making up stories as part of an ongoing role play. He also enjoys coloring, art projects, playing with his toy cars and trucks, and listening to music. Dayshawn is an animal lover and is very caring and gentle towards them.
Dayshawn has some cognitive delays and his program staff believes the delays were caused by
developmental trauma. Dayshawn is also waiting on a departmental evaluation for a possible
Autism Spectrum diagnosis as well. Dayshawn does best given a highly structured day and a
routine schedule. Dayshawn excels when his environment is calm and relaxing. He loves to be
outside exploring new environments but has a harder time when there is a lot of noise or activity
around him. He can sometimes show difficulty with sensory skills and benefits from the sensory
room at his program. Despite these challenges, Dayshawn has demonstrated a tremendous
capacity to learn as an eager and willing student. Dayshawn reads well and is also a good
speller. He is often the first child selected to attend activities because of his outstanding positive
behavior. Dayshawn does tend to get along better with male peers but he working on improving
socialization with female peers as well. He loves having one-on-one time with adults and
receiving their positive attention.
Legally freed for adoption, Dayshawn is ready to be placed in a family who could provide him
with a lot of one-on-one assistance and is also willing to participate in therapeutic services with
him. Dayshawn would be a joyful addition to a single or two-parent family with a nurturing female
caregiver and one or two siblings. He also has two biological siblings he maintains contact with
every couple of months.
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