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Autism speaks at JB Charleston

Three-year-old Hunter, son of Tricia and Staff Sgt. Justin Hoffman, 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, 437th Airlift Wing, plays basketball at a Joint Base Charleston –Air Base park April 14. Hunter is very coordinated for his age group and enjoys watching and playing hockey. Hunter was recently diagnosed with moderate to severe classical autism. He attends Applied Behavior Analysis therapy at school to counteract the symptoms of the disease.



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This work, Autism speaks at JB Charleston [Image 3 of 10], by SrA Dennis Sloan, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.14.2012

Date Posted:04.19.2012 08:07

Photo ID:561584

VIRIN:120416-F-LR006-157

Resolution:1969x3874

Size:4.44 MB

Location:CHARLESTON, SC, USGlobe

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