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James

James was diagnosed with Autism just before he turned two. At the time he was non verbal. His family brought him to work with the staff at CLASS INC. very shortly afterward. Over time James began speaking but with a severe form of Apraxia. This made his words all but unintelligible to most listeners. By [...]

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Kaleb

Kaleb was diagnosed when he was 3 years old in 2007 with non verbal autism. Kaleb had very little access to outside speech therapies in his home state and the school he attended said that he could not use an Ipad in class. At 11 years old Kaleb was still completely non verbal. While on a grant trip [...]

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Neeko

In December of 2009 Nicholas (Neeko) was diagnosed severely (nonverbal) autistic. He was nearly 3 years old. At the time of his diagnosis I was told that his prognosis was very grim and that he would probably be institutionalized by the age of 22. Even in my ignorance, never having any experience with autism at all, that felt wrong to [...]

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