This is a story about Raphael, a 10 year old with severe autism and diagnosed with MR. After attending the center for 2 hours every week for 6 months he has made remarkable progress. As his self-esteem improved so did his academic and social skills. He was taught using the methods used to teach Ethan.

His parents, Tamara and Telma, drive 4 hours each way once a week from Santa Barbara to the center in San Diego. Their dedication has allowed Raphael to flourish and show his true potential.