Jun 21st, 2015
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Texas Woman's University
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Name: MauriceAge: 17 (11th Grade)Sex: MaleHome: Washington D.C.School: Thurgood Marshall AcademyFamily: Maurice is an only child living with both parents. Prior to his diagnosis his parents, especially his father, were prone to chastise him for his behavioral problems and blame his academic deficiencies on laziness. After he was diagnosed with Aspergers his parents became incredibly supportive and frequently contact the school and attend meetings aimed at improving his situation.Medical Diagnosis: Aspergers Syndrome (receiving an unspecified medication that is used to calm him down.)Maurice was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, a high functioning autism spectrum disorder, at the end of his 10th grade year, which is comparatively late as most children are diagnosed at 7 or 8 years old. The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) refused to accept that he was autistic and it was only after transferring to a charter school that the root of his lack of success was properly addressed. Unfortunately this left Maurice with years of self esteem damaging experience as he tried to navigate both the social and academic aspects of elementary, middle, and early high school. While he is now considered by most of the faculty and staff as very capable and intelligent, prior to his diagnosis Maurice was failing all of his classes across the board and was prone to regular verbal altercations with other students.His diagnosis profoundly changed his approach

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