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Callie Boik, College Supports Program Cordinator, left, sits with Tony Saylor, 22, in a classroom at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Often, his constant doodling features a 9-year-old character named Viper Girl who, with her pet fox Logan, frequently finds herself battling monsters. Saylor, 22, has even self-published three books of their adventures. For college students with autism and other learning disabilities, it's the kind of balancing act that takes place every day - accommodating a disability versus pushing beyond it toward normalcy and a degree that, as for any student these days, is increasingly essential for finding a meaningful career. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)