Autistic Students Get Support In Eastern Michigan U Program

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tony Saylor arrives at his class at Eastern Michigan University, slips into a chair and waits for the professor to arrive.

Callie Boik plops down next to Saylor and starts taking notes for him. She's doing this because it's Saylor's turn to type up a summary of the class activities and post it for his classmates — within 24 hours.

Although Saylor gets A's in his classes, creates comic strips for EMU's student newspaper and recently published an e-book, he needs some support since he struggles with issues related to autism.

But a unique program at EMU is helping Saylor proceed in his classes so he can graduate, get a degree and land a job.

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