Millie has Down syndrome and currently lives in an institution. She is under the care of a doctor for allergies and gastro issues. She currently takes a daily allergy medication and reflux meds.
Millie has difficulty making eye contact and other signs that she may also have Autism. A formal evaluation is being scheduled to either confirm or rule out Autism. She is significantly delayed in her development and requires adult assistance for most activities. She shows little interest in toys unless an adult is directly interacting with her and assisting her in her interactions. She is not yet talking, though she will vocalize to indicate her pleasure or displeasure with activities. She does not show any signs of aggression. She loves to swing and play outside and did make eye contact and smile at adults while participating in this desired activity. She walks and goes up/down stairs with assistance. She drinks from an open cup and eats with a spoon.
Millie needs a family willing to invest the time & attention needed to help her reach her full potential.
Additional photos and videos from June 2013 are available for interested families.