When Jennica Harris graduated from college with an accounting degree, she found it was difficult to connect well with potential employers during interviews, just as it had been tricky connecting with peers in school. Harris has Asperger's Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that creates social competency gaps in people with IQs that are average or above. But on Saturday, it was a whole new Harris who graduated from Chapel Haven's unique two-year Asperger's Syndrome Adult Transition Program. Harris is now confident, self-sufficient, a self-advocate, has joined the choir at Southern Connecticut State University, has friends, and even hangs out with friends at Delaney's pub in Westville, where she was to move into a new apartment Saturday.
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