Ryan is an 14 year old boy living in North Richland Hills, TX with his family. Ryan’s RPM journey began in January 2014. He has attended several workshops with different RPM providers and he works daily with his mom at home doing lessons and several times a week with certified Soma-RPM provider, Adriana Barriga. Ryan began with making paper choices, moved to three stencils (A-I), (J-R), and (S-Z), then moved to two stencils (A-O) and (P-Z), then a rolled letter board with all 26 letters on it (which can be folded in two for A-O and P-Z) then a flat board with 26 letters on it to spell out his thoughts and now uses a bluetooth keyboard to communicate. You can learn more about Soma RPM at www.halo-soma.org.
Ryan’s interests include reading, playing piano, listening to music, watching the Texas Rangers, riding his tandem bike, and writing jokes. Ryan states that he wants to be treated equal despite his autism.