Lisa’s son, Phillip, is a sixth-grader at Heim Middle School in Getzville, New York, where he is supported by his teachers to use a letterboard and iPad to participate in regular academics. Philip has non-verbal autism and at age 9, first learned to communicate with a letterboard stencil from Soma Mukhopadhyay at her HALO clinic in Austin, Texas. Philip’s interests and hobbies include swimming, soccer, reading biographies and expressing his views on his blog at