|Last Profile Update:||06/06/14|
Joshua, D.O.B. 6/13/2002, is a handsome young man with warm brown eyes and a friendly smile. He came into state custody in 2005 due to neglect and exposure to domestic violence, in his home environment.
Joshua is currently in the 6th grade. He receives special education services including specially designed instruction, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, adaptive physical education and extended school year services.
Josh enjoys playing outside; he enjoys playing ball in the yard, riding his bike and going to the beach. He also enjoys visiting a farm nearby and talks a lot about the various animals that he sees when he visits. He has a good sense of humor and loves to please. He enjoys playing with his classmates though he needs guidance and support to improve his social skills. He also very much enjoys the attention of adults, has a good sense of humor and an upbeat personality.
Joshua has an expressive-receptive language disorder and scores in the mild range of mental retardation. He can be oppositional and struggles with anxiety. Accordingly, routine is very important to him - he has a difficult time when his routine is interrupted. He functions best when his environment is calm, as he can get over stimulated when there is a lot of activity or a lot of people around him.
If you are interested in knowing more about Joshua, please contact his caseworker Nancy Bolduc at nancy.bolduc @maine.gov; #(207) 822-2289 or at DHHS 161 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101. Adoption subsidy may be available.