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05/16/2013 05:30 pm ET

Mom Of 7 Gets Law Degree To Help Special Needs Kids Like Her Own

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Being a law student is notoriously difficult -- as is raising seven children, including three who have been diagnosed with autism. But this Sunday, when 40-year-old Jennifer Wood steps on stage to accept her degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law, she says everything she and her family have been through to get this point will have been worth it.

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