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Autistic Teen Fights To Graduate

A teen who has autism is being denied his high school diploma.

Georgia teen, 17-year-old Sinclair Coffer, has been passing his courses with As and Bs. However, he hasn’t been able to pass his math tests.

Georgia schoolboard will not allow him to waive the math tests like other students with disabilities. His family has not been given an explanation.

The family feels they are being left in the dark. It has been frustrating for the family.

Matt Cordoza, School board spokesman said “the student fell under the old rule. While this situation is very unfortunate, it’s not unique. Many students have waivers turned down.”

Capri Coffer, Sinclair’s sister, is disappointed that he cannot graduate just because he was born a year before the rule was put in.

Sinclair is still allowed to walk with his friends on graduation day, but will only receive a certificate of completion.

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