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6/6/2017

STUDENT VOICE: They told me I’d never go to college but I just finished my freshman year — what about all the other students with autism?

Article from The Hechinger ReportI

t's time to prepare all learners for the future.

A few years ago, I was on track to receive a modified high school diploma. I was spoken to using basic English with minimal words and taught in separate facilities. 

I was unable to express most of my thoughts verbally; so many professionals such as teachers and doctors were unable to see how intelligent I was. 

Then at 18 years old, I had a communication breakthrough when I began to use an iPad. I was finally able to express my personal thoughts and share what I know, graduating from high school at age 21. 

After years of being told I would never go to college, I just finished up my freshman year. But what about all of the other students with autism?  

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