Donny Pasternak (AKA Jargon)
Donny Pasternak had a good life with loving parents. They worked hard to make sure Donny was treated well and were perhaps a bit overprotective. When he started taking things apart and creating gadgets straight out of science fiction, they knew they needed to get help. They visited Claremont and after discussing Donny’s special needs decided to send him to school there. Donny has autism, but he also has one of the most high-functioning minds on the planet. Some of his symptoms make him the butt of jokes from his peers, such as his inability to look people in the eyes, repeating words and phrases over and over, taking things literally, and a need for order and routine (he wears the same clothes every day). Donny has done well at the school, but he’s still adjusting to the chaos of the place and tends to isolate himself when he’s not in classes.