This video from the http://blog.theautismsite.com/ is extremely encouraging. My son is not yet in highschool, but to see a child on the spectrum operate with such great independence and self-expression is really encouraging to see. Autism is a spectrum and each child’s interests and overall abilities vary from Aspergers syndrome all the way to Severe and Profound Autism, from verbal speech to being completely non-verbal…but one thing remains the same. Our ASD kids bring a great gift to this world with their lives. Way to go Erika!!!