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StoryCorps Phoenix: Zachary and Claire Robertin
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people.
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy. We’ll air a conversation each Monday on KJZZ as part of the Phoenix visit.
Today, we hear a conversation with Claire and Zachary Robertin. Zach has Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of autism. Zach wasn’t correctly diagnosed until he was 11 years old, and he had struggled emotionally and socially in school. After his mom decided to homeschool Zach and start him in a tap dance company, Zach’s condition slowly became manageable. They came to StoryCorps Phoenix to talk about Zach’s approach to the world.