How do you define your abilities?
In the summer 2018, I represented Special Olympics Arkansas at USA Games in Seattle and I brought home a silver medal. I’m hoping for a chance to compete in the USA Games in Florida 2022 for swimming. My goal is to make it to a World Games.
What should coaches know about working with individuals with autism?
They need to make eye-to-eye contact when talking to me to make sure that I’m paying attention.
What stereotypes or misunderstandings about autism most frustrate you?
People think I don’t like too many changes without a lot of warning.
What do you most want people to understand about autism?
I’m a person like everybody else and I just think differently.
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