High School Student with Autism Receives a Silent Ovation While Earning His Diploma at Graduation

Photo: Carmel High School

Photo: Carmel High School

A New York high school student’s graduation dreams came true with a little unconventional help from his classmates — who showed their support by staying absolutely silent as he crossed the stage to receive his diploma.

Jack Higgins, a Carmel High School student with autism, is extra-sensitive to loud noises, so the school’s principal, Lou Riolo, asked the Class of 2019 and family and friends in attendance to refrain from clapping . . .

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