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Sunday’s Child: Sean, 8, bright bicyclist with techie talents

My name is Sean. I love to ride my bike! I’m great with technology.

Sean is 8 and enjoys the outdoors and his bicycle. In quieter moments, he enjoys playing on his iPad and watching television. He is described as a very sweet boy who enjoys giving hugs, and is strong with technology.

Sean is in the third grade; he was diagnosed with autism in 2011. He is bright, but has an Individualized Education Program to help him with his educational and socio-emotional needs. He has a difficult time with transitions, and requires prompting and redirection at school. He can also be demanding, and requires a lot of adult attention. However, once he has established a routine, he does well.

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Sean needs a two-parent family where he would be the youngest child. He will continue to need to visit his brother in Massachusetts, and he needs a family who can be strong advocates for him, ideally with experience with autism spectrum disorders.

Adoption open house

On Saturday, March 8, at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Dorchester, the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange will host an Adoption Information Open House.

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Designed especially for those new to the idea of adoption, the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. program at 650 Dudley St. gives adults the opportunity to learn about adoption from experienced adoptive families and local social workers. Learn about the adoption process, the hundreds of children who are waiting for families, and the support services available for adoptive families and children.

Light refreshments are included. The open house, like adoption from foster care, is free.

For more information
or to RSVP to the open house, or to learn more about Sean, call 617-542-3678 or visit
www.mareinc.org.

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