Future of the Family: 12-year-old Elicio is ‘happy & loves turtles’

Meet 12-year-old Elicio
Elicio, who has diagnosed autism, is a happy boy. He loves to talk about turtles, animals, and art. He even has couple of stuffed turtles, and can’t wait to someday have a live pet turtle.
Future of the Family: Elicio, 12
He enjoys playing on the playground, building things, and creating art. He is a creative child.

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Elicio loves to draw realistic drawings of the human eye and drawing sunsets and sunrises.
He also likes playing sports outside. He likes playing football and basketball, and maybe one day would like to play for his school.
Elicio needs help managing his emotion, at times. However, he is making great progress. He is practicing coping skills to help him calm down when needed.This tween enjoys making friends, although it can occasionally be a struggle for him.
Elicio has a strong desire to learn new ways to deal with his anger.
He also goes by a nickname of Eli, and prefers people call him by his nickname.

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