Registration # 6195
D.O.B. 04/05

HI! My name is Alyssa.

"I love story time"

Alyssa is an affectionate, alert thirteen-year-old girl of Caucasian descent. Alyssa enjoys toys with movement and sounds. She is also a fan of bouncing on therapy balls. Alyssa is able to communicate through her facial expressions and physical gestures. She has been observed to respond to familiar names, faces, and preferred activities by smiling and waving her hands in excitement. Alyssa has been introduced to communication devices and is using picture symbols to choose between activities and objects. She also uses an IPAD with assistance. In her current placement, Alyssa seeks out staff for attention and responds well to positive praise. Alyssa is working on interacting more with her peers. Alyssa utilizes a wheelchair but is able to walk short distances with assistance from others for stability.

Legally freed for adoption, Alyssa would ideally do best in a two-parent family with older children. She should continue to have contact with her two sisters, birth mother and maternal grandmother. Any interested family should be open to working with Alyssa’s team of doctors and specialists as this will continue throughout her life.

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