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   ANTHONY, 2349

Birth Date: June, 2005
State: Texas

Anthony is a very loveable child. He is an outgoing child who is diagnosed with myotonic muscular dystrophy. This is a medical condition that requires parents who can offer full time care for him.

Although Anthony is non-verbal, he tries to vocalize through his trach and he is able to communicate with others through the use of touching. He will tap a person's hand if asked to give a "high five" or shakes his head "no" to get others to mimic him.

Anthony enjoys watching cartoons and playing with toys that have big buttons and lights, make sounds and move. Anthony is able to throw light objects and picks out toys that he wants to play with.

Anthony is a homebound student. He is capable of interacting with the teacher and seems to enjoy the interaction.

Anthony needs a family experienced in caring for a child with medical needs. The family needs to be willing to allow nurses, therapists and other professionals into their home to care for Anthony. He has lifelong developmental and medical needs, so it is important that the family have access to resources and be a strong advocate so that all of Anthony's needs are met. An adoptive home for Anthony needs to be loving, nurturing and stimulating.

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