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Devoted Dad is Partner in Autistic Graduate’s Success

Tulane University (Louisiana) Story about the 2018 graduation from Tulane University of Ben Alexander, a nonspeaking autistic student who was awarded a generous scholarship and majored in English and Jewish Studies. His father accompanied him to college to assist him with motor coordination. “He said the father-son’s presence gave countless students, faculty and staff “the […]

WNY Girl With Autism Helps Others Find Their Voice

WGRZ-TV (New York) Buffalo, New York NBC-TV-affiliate story about nonspeaking autistic 7th grader Reagan Fast, who is on the high honor roll at her local public school and whose dream is to study botany at UC Berkeley. Reagan communicates by typing on an iPad and by pointing to letters on a letterboard, which she learned […]