#74 Meet Timothy – 90 Real People Real Lives. #FASD

MEET TIMOTHY – Timothy is a sweet, funny, friendly 9-year-old boy with a passion for Elves, Halloween, Video Games, Squirrels and his Teddy Bear. He loves parties and thinks up any possible excuse to throw one. (We recently had a wedding for his stuffed animals complete with guests, music, food and decorations.) Timothy has a very active imagination and clever mind which is often hidden by his processing delays and speech difficulties. Timothy loves making things – especially Scooby Doo style traps which he hopes to catch a real live elf in one day.

STRENGTHS – Timothy’s biggest strength is his creative and curious mind. His kind and generous personality is his second. He loves to help others. He learns easily through doing.

STRUGGLES – Timothy’s biggest struggle is his processing delay. He is the classic 10 second kid in a 1 second world. Abstract concepts like money and time are difficult for him since he is a very hands-on concrete thinker. He also struggles with sensory issues and craves more sensory input than most people.

WISH – Timothy really wishes people would just slow down and give him time to think, respond and really participate in the world.

2 tankar om “#74 Meet Timothy – 90 Real People Real Lives. #FASD

  1. Pam says:

    Our Daughter April so understands how Timothy feels. She wishes everone could just slow down too. So frustrating. We sure love his Teddy Bear and his smile!!

    • admin says:

      Thank you for sharing Pam – I really wish people understood how REAL this is for the people who live with the challenges of FASD each day – appreciate your advocacy and the courage of your children and family for stepping out! Hope this blesses others – jodee

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