Never let the label of autism be associated in your mind with failure.
A high school basketball coach in Rochester, NY, for the last game of the season, let somebody play who’d never even suited up before — the team’s autistic manager. Not only had the boy the ability to churn out team spirit all year while working as the lowly “team manager”, he absolutely caught fire as a player on the court, launching 3-pointers through the net, one after another. Thanks to GNN-i user Jeff who sent this “very inspiring” CBS video. Steve Hartman’s reporting is just right.