• Michael has autism.
  • He has a great sense of humor.
  • He loves superheroes of all kinds, especially Power Rangers.
  • Michael was 3 years old when we first met him. He wasn’t able to say many words and he didn’t yet know how to read. He used a few signs and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) to make basic requests, but he was frustrated that he couldn’t express himself more fully.
  • Watch this video to see Michael at 4 years of age (after approximately 12 months of instruction, 1 hour per week). He is reading a book about a Robot Dog.
  • His literacy skills significantly exceed those of his typical peers.
  • He is now using speech as his main means of communication.
  • Visit the rest of the website to learn more about how Michael learned to read and type stories. 

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Last Updated: August 31, 2012