• bjordan08

Graciela's Story

Graciela is an extremely bright, articulate and sensitive 12 year old girl with autism. Because she has very little control of her body she presents as an extremely dysfunctional individual. But don’t underestimate this kiddo. She gets it all and her goal is to attend MIT and change the world for autistics. I believe she is going to change the world!


Until her mother discovered a technique called RPM; Graciela was locked in her body unable to communicate to the world how bright she is. RPM is a communication method which allows her to spell out what she wants to say by pointing to letters on an alphabet board. It has opened up her life but it’s a slow process and she’s dependent on a few individuals who know how to use the system with her. Graciela has been asking her mother to help her find her own "voice" and be able to use a tablet to independently communicate when her mom can’t help. She wants desperately to chat with friends and have a voice that speaks aloud for her. She loves her I-Pad so she wanted something she could do on her tablet.