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Near Non-Verbal Woman Finds Her Voice With Feline Friends

Jordan is a young woman of few words who lives locked in her own world. Having Autism comes with many challenges, but living at Mychal's Learning Place, has given her the independence she needs to handle herself in the world.

Mychal's is a non-profit program that provides services for eighty, developmentally disabled students daily. They are taught how to cook, clean, do laundry, how to take the bus or use the computer. But even after being with Mychal's for years, something was still missing for Jordan .

She got her breakthrough when Mychal's partnered up with Adopt & Shop a "Pet Store With Purpose" located in Culver City, California. It wasn't until she began working with the cats at their volunteer program that she really began to shine.

Jordan has an intrinsic fondness for black cats. Every time she sees a black cat she can't help but fall in love. When she sees one, words fall from her lips as though she has been talking the entire time. "Kitty kitty kitty," she says, as her eyes light up. She can't stop smiling and laughing. When Jordan holds a black cat she can see beyond herself and her disability. She is radiant: nurturing, outgoing and happy.

Isn't it amazing what a little love can do?


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