I need care for my son, who is a sweet and easygoing boy with Down Syndrome and autism. He is chronologically 14, but the size of a 7- or 8-year-old and developmentally about 3.
He is nonverbal, but communicates pretty darned well with gestures. Despite his challenges, he is hands-down my easiest child. He gives great hugs and high fives, dances for no reason, and giggles when people sneeze. He loves Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Despicable Me, and Sesame Street.
He wears Pull-Ups and needs help with feeding, but otherwise he is happiest playing independently.
We have 2 dogs and 3 cats. Penny is a 13-month-old Golden Retriever who is still pretty hyper. Monica is a 6. 5-year-old terrier who is much more mellow. They have a fully fenced yard.