About Matthew

Matthew is 16 years old and lives in Newark, NJ

Easy-going and mild-mannered are two of the best ways to describe Matthew. He has the most infectious smile and laughs often and is truly adored by everyone who knows him! Matthew communicates mostly through gestures and sign language and is currently learning how to use the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) via the iPad. His inability to communicate with spoken words does not hinder Matthew – he is an active and happy participant in the world around him! Music delights Matthew and he loves to dance and imitate drum beats with his hands. He enjoys outings in the community and especially loves the summer months, if he had his way Matthew would spend the whole summer visiting theme parks and arcades. Memorial Day and Independence Day are fun holidays for Matthew as he loves to see fireworks! Matthew is a well-behaved young man and follows directions easily and without complaint. Matthew is affectionate and loving. When he kisses you on the cheek and cuddles in your lap, it is sure to melt your heart.

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