Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
In the News

Singer with Autism Knocks Socks Off of America’s Got Talent Judges

Kodi Lee, a singer and musician from Irvine, CA who is blind and has autism, took to the America’s Got Talent stage on Tuesday, 28 May. Initially, the judges didn’t know what to think. But they soon learned that people with Intellectual Disabilities should never be underestimated! Gabrielle Union hit the golden buzzer for the first time this season. It was also her first since joining the cast during the season premiere. Union’s sentiment was felt by all of her co-judges—Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough and Simon Cowell along with host, Terry Crews.

Golden Buzzer: Kodi Lee Wows You With A Historical Music Moment! - America's Got Talent 2019

Kodi (22) has been interested in music from a young age and has performed at several Special Olympics Southern California athletes and events.

Recommended Content

Kalin Bennett Becomes First Athlete with Autism Awarded a Division 1 Basketball Scholarship

The first student-athlete with autism recruited to play for a NCAA Division 1 basketball team.
1 Min Read

Game Changer: A Very Special Christmas

For more than 30 years, the biggest names in music, artists like U2, Run-D.M.C., and Madonna have contributed to the “A Very Special Christmas” album series, the most successful benefit recording in history.

Renee Manfredi: A Messenger with a Mission

Renee Manfredi is a leader, athlete, singer and master of four languages who just happens to have autism.
1 Min Read