Woody Brown to Become First Nonverbal Graduate of UCLA

May 27, 2022

One by one Woody Brown points to the letters on his writing board, his mom, Mary right next to him to translate what’s on his heart and mind.

Brown was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old, and will make history next month when he graduates as the first nonverbal student to not only attend UCLA but to also graduate from the university. The 24-year-old English major earned the university’s highest writing honors.

Watch the CBS News story.