Brandon is a happy 13-year-old who enjoys pleasing others and is polite and cooperative. His social worker says he is a pleasure to be with. Brandon is well-liked by his peers and is very protective of younger children. His favorite activities include singing in a choir, swimming, bowling, and playing video games. Brandon also enjoys being with the dogs and ferrets in his foster placement.
Brandon has been diagnosed with high-functioning autism. He does very well in school, where he receives special education services. He puts much effort into his classwork and as a result has won many awards. His teachers report that he is a joy to have in their classrooms and they appreciate the interest he takes in his subjects. Last spring he participated in Special Olympics bowling and is proud of the award he won.