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They said he’d never be able to learn. With mom’s help, he has a college scholarship

The mother who listened to teachers say her son would never be able to read or write will watch, probably with tears in her eyes, as that same boy graduates from Hogan Prep this month. Jordan Huff overcame a learning disability eventually diagnosed as autism with the help of his mother Tilicia Robertson’s homeschooling, graduated fifth in his class and will play defensive back and study to be a physical therapist at MidAmerica Nazarene in the fall.

Videos

Bishop Miege swim coach Dennis Mueller: 'By far my favorite girls team'

Cailey and Cassie Grunhard lead the way as Bishop Miege wins the first Kansas state swimming title in school history.
Maria Torres The Kansas City Star
Bishop Miege swim coach Dennis Mueller: 'By far my favorite girls team' 1:13

Bishop Miege swim coach Dennis Mueller: 'By far my favorite girls team'

A mother's love finds a way for her autistic son, who is now headed to college 5:29

A mother's love finds a way for her autistic son, who is now headed to college

Virginia basketball signee Francesco Badocchi is a world-class pianist 2:01

Virginia basketball signee Francesco Badocchi is a world-class pianist

Reluctant triple-jumper rose to one of nation's best 0:58

Reluctant triple-jumper rose to one of nation's best