Art!

If you’ve been following Caroline, you have seen her award-winning, gallery-level art online or maybe in person. Her pieces would be stunning by any measure but using only a head-pointer and no hands, they simply take your breath away. “Miss Lia, her teacher, treats her like an equal and understands that even as a non-verbal teenager, she is still so normal,” Jodi explains. “Caroline will roll her eyes and Lia gets her. Last week, she showed her a Monet painting of Water Lilies and had Caroline pick out and actually mix the colors she saw. Lia challenges her.” As Mike and Jodi look ahead to what’s in store for this teenager’s life, they see where her passion lies. “Art! This is what she likes best so she’s going to major in art.” Learn More

Art!

School!

Mainstreamed at Pennsbury High School, Caroline routinely surprises everyone with what’s inside that brain. Listening to books on tape and her Mom-Mom Barb read aloud – Catcher in the Rye right now – she really likes math and uses an eye gaze control to manipulate her computer. But, as Mike says, “She gets frustrated when it doesn’t respond or work fast enough. One day, she was trying to complete math problems and I could see it wasn’t working so I switched her to a large calculator and let her use the head pointer. Boom. Boom. Boom. She blew us away just like that, not even needing the calculator to do the actual work. She just gave us the answers immediately.”  Learn More

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