Terrance is a sociable 17-year-old who enjoys doing puzzles, bowling, swimming, and using the computer. He is willing to try new activities and taking part in group games, patiently waiting his turn.
Diagnosed with autism, Terrance is involved in a prevocational school program that develops clerical, janitorial, and grocery shopping skills. He has learned to use the copy machine and puts together pamphlets to distribute to his school community. In the grocery program he shops and puts groceries away. In the janitorial program he sweeps floors, washes dishes, and wipes off tables. He also delivers milk to classrooms.
Terrance is very helpful and delights in interacting with the staff and his peers during these school programs. He works well individually or in small groups. He adapts well with strict routine in a structured environment, and is becoming more independent, requiring minimal verbal cues to finish his tasks.