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Nine-year-old autistic girl, Nikki sits quietly in a swing out in the backyard by herself.  Nikki does not have the ability to communicate through words.  She often wonders around on her own making some repetitive actions, such as clapping her hands and tries to express herself through grunts and moans.

Nine-year-old autistic girl, Nikki sits quietly in a swing out in the backyard by herself. Nikki does not have the ability to communicate through words. She often wonders around on her own making some repetitive actions, such as clapping her hands and tries to express herself through grunts and moans.