The Modesto Bee reports on the success story of Effie Linares an 11 year old autistic boy from Modesto, California who was enrolled in a Lovaas ABA program offered by Mila Amerine-Dickens at the age of 3. He is now in a mainstream grade 5 class. The Modesto Bee also includes a picture of Effie with 3 friends. All 4 boys are smiling and appear happy. Nothing "robotic" appearing about Effie Linares.