Francisco, who is known a “Frankie” is a sweet, smiley, young boy. He has been diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a genetic condition, identified when he was very young, and as the name explains, he is always happy, pleasant, and easy going. His smile lights up a room and his laugh is truly contagious. You can't help but feel the contagiousness of his presence.
Frankie is in need of a family that can fully support his medical needs and ensure he is provided with services and interventions as needed to thrive and continue to develop into adulthood. Though Frankie is non-verbal, he shows his loving, caring, engaging personality through physical interaction and play. He communicates using his hands and noises that indicate his needs and desires, and does not hesitate to share them with his caregivers and visitors. He is currently in an aged-based learning program and according to reports enjoys learning and challenging himself. Frankie would do best in a home where he is given lots of routine and assistance in his day to day functioning. He does well with constancy and responds best to warmth and love.