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  • Transcendence: Jacob Artson’s eloquence and spirit defy his severe autism diagnosis

    By Julie G Fax

    October 2, 2008 | 12:07 am

    Jacob Artson needs a break. He's expended a huge effort keeping his movements and tics under control for the past 45 minutes, and he's ready to release some energy.

    As I talk about Jacob's journey through severe autism with his parents, Rabbi Brad and Elana Artson, Jacob takes a...

  • Opening the Gates

    October 1, 2008 | 11:53 pm

    Jacob Artson, 16, gave the following speech last May at a conference in Los Angeles titled "Opening the Gates: Building Inclusive Congregations and Communities for Jews with Special Needs," where he shared the keynote address with his father, Rabbi Bradley Artson, dean of the Ziegler...