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When Johnathan was a baby he never started talking. After countless doctors‘appointments and many visits to specialist at Cincinnati Children Hospital the doctors discovered that Johnathan has autism.

Johnathan is 7 years old and is in the 1st grade. He has a great smile and beautiful blue eyes. Jonathan is loved more than he could imagine!

His favorite activities are jumping on his trampoline, playing on his swing set, going to the park, seeing the animals at the zoo, running around, playing with his toys, and going to McDonald's to get chicken nuggets.

Jonathan loves being outside and would jump on his trampoline all day and night if it was up to him. Johnathan loves his sandbox and sometimes we think he wished the entire yard was full of sand. Johnathan loves adventure especially when we are are at the park or the zoo.

He is so excited to explore that sometimes he even tries to run ahead of us to find out what is going on. We worry sometimes we won’t be able to keep up with him as fast as he is.

Johnathan is very meticulous and loves to organize and inspect all of his toys. He even likes to set them up in big long lines so he can see them all at the same time.

When Johnathan was a baby he never started talking. After countless doctors‘appointments and many visits to specialist at Cincinnati Children Hospital the doctors discovered that Johnathan has autism.

Johnathan has made some big strides the last few years with the help of his therapists, teachers, and family. He is still nonverbal however he can now say a few words! He can say his ABC’s if you say them with him, he can also count to 25 with us. He does a good job showing and pointing to what he wants and needs.

Johnathan also struggles with sensory disorders. He doesn’t like dark restaurants, eating new foods, and being in loud places.

Johnathan will use pictures to tell us what he wants. His favorite picture is the one that indicates he wants to go outside.