MEET ANDREW – I am 20 years old. I came to live with my family at 8 mos old and was adopted at 4 yrs old. I was diagnosed with FAS at 2 years old. I am a caring, loud, active young man. The more outdoor action the better! I love to dance hip-hop, do cheerleading and all sports. I think every day should be a holiday. So decorate early! I like to use my imagination to plan weddings and then I believe they are real! Alot of my imaginative stories are real to me.
STRENGTHS – My best strength is remembering driving directions after seeing them one time. I even tell my mom when she is going the wrong way. ”Mom! You missed the turn!” I want everyone to be happy so I will feed them food from my house. I will invite them to parties my parents say we aren’t having. I’m a social kind of guy!
STRUGGLES –I want a real friend. I want to do things real friends do like ride bike anywhere and just hang out. I forget that I have to ask for permission before going places. Not understanding time and money make life more frustrating too.
WISH – I want to be more independent so I can do things without someone like an adult following me all over so I am safe. I want a regular life like my brother and sister so I can go to college and have a job I like. I don’t want to wear my hearing aids. I want to be like everyone else.