Ryder is described as sunny, outgoing, and smiley. His videos from 2019 show him walking while holding onto something for support. Ryder knows when someone is calling his name, he can recognize people he knows, and he enjoys listening to music and playing outdoors. From a March 2019 update in his file: Ryder can stand with the support of an object, but he cannot stand by himself. He is learning to talk and can make “ba ba” sounds, but doesn’t make other sounds very well. His hearing has not been tested. He can hear people calling him. If someone calls his name from behind him, he knows to turn his head and look back.