For their last field day of summer, the students of the Judge Rotenberg Center, a private boarding school for special-education students in Canton, Massachusetts, have gotten lucky; it is an exquisite afternoon. As cars whiz by the two-building complex, the late-September sun gleams off the basketball backboard and young bodies jostle for position on the asphalt court below. The playground in the middle of the parking lot is empty, but won't be for long: Students who earned their way out of the classroom for good behavior or class performance will get, as reward, a smooth ride on the school's newly... More >>>
By photo: David Yellen
A resident at the Rotenberg Center for 18 years, Matthew Slaff, 35, has autism.