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Wine Festival 2009: Eden Florida helps autistic children

Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, leads his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, to his car after a therapy session at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, leads his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, to his car after a therapy session at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, starts using his hands to talk as he works with his behavioral therapist at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, smiles as he works with his behavioral therapist Amy Klement at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, leads his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, to his car after a therapy session at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, goes back inside after exploring a garden after a session with his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, receives a hug from Staci Thompson, Eden Florida's assistant director of education, after a session with his behavioral therapist at the Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, tosses a group of balloons to his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, left, who has autism, tries to return outside  to see his dad during a session with his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, right, at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, goes back inside after exploring a garden after a session with his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, center, who has autism, explores a garden  outside after a session with his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, right, who has autism, uses binoculars as he works with his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brayden Sherman, 5, right, who has autism, works with his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Brayden's father said that when the five-year-old first arrived at Eden Florida, he couldn't speak, but now acts more his age. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • While he takes a break from a lesson, Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, finishes bouncing on a trampoline while his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, right, reaches to pick him up at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • While he takes a break from a lesson, Brayden Sherman, 5, who has autism, bounces on a trampoline while his behavioral therapist Amy Klement, left, helps keep his balance at the Eden Florida's Eimerman Educational Center on Jan. 28, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff

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