At 3 years old doctors believed Jake Scott would never speak again, by age 5 he was diagnosed with severe autism. Few believed Jake would finish high school on time, if ever.
Thanks to support from his family and knowledge of his conative capabilities, Jake persevered. He not only spoke and graduated high school in four years, he delivered the commencement speech for his graduating class.
Jake and his mother, Heidi, visit with Kathy to discuss how he succeeded, his goals for the future and the frustrations along the way.
08:50 What did the family do?
15:28 Doing the work
20:30 Persistence, persistence, persistence
25:00 Sid the dog
28:31 Career planning
32:00 Bullying and dangerous situations
39:00 Perfectly capable
42:00 Jake's message for other students