Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2014
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Carlton is a 15 year old boy with cerebral palsy. He is smart, mischievous, funny and always keeping everyone around him entertained! Carlton can maneuver his wheelchair independently. He uses a gait trainer to run/walk, and when he is not in one of those he is always scooting or crawling on the floor. He can get in and out of his wheelchair, bed, and shower, and everywhere else he needs to go by himself. Carlton attaches to new friends and grownups easily and loves to be right next to his people helping them or playing all the time! He loves swimming, music, dancing, going for walks, doing chores around the house, jumping on the trampoline, going for bike rides, and just about anything as long as he’s doing it with his favorite people. Carlton is the most verbal “nonverbal” child and figures out a way to communicate pretty much everything that he needs to whether through gestures or any other method he prefers. At school he is working on age appropriate things and can participate in all his lessons by touching correct answers with his hands instead of writing or speaking. He is also working to improve his attention span! He doesn’t eat independently with a spoon but can use a fork and drink by himself. He is currently in diapers. Carlton loves to play with others but needs reminders to be gentle often when he gets overexcited. He is very social and loves to meet new people. Please see Carlton!!! He would thrive in a family!