Living with Autism: A local teen shares his story


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Submitted: Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:45am
Updated: Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:20pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Austin Smith is a brave young man on a mission to educate the world about Autism. He's a senior at Laney High School and for his senior project, Austin decided to get the real word out when it comes to Autis"the world I am about to enter is the world I want to help change and mWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Austin Smith is a brave young man on a mission to educate the world about Autism. He's a senior at Laney High School and for his senior project, Austin decided to get the real word out when it comes to Autism.

He made a facebook page and posts daily updates on his progress and shares little-known facts about Autism.

He described his ultimate goal, "People with Autism can still do or be anything they want," he told GMC anchor Ashley Jacobs, "It is no different than someone with high blood pressure. You learn how to work around it."

Austin said students have always been kind to him within the walls of school. Believe it or not, it is often adults and families who give him strange looks at restaurants and ballgames. That is why he wants to educate as many people as he can.

You can help him with his mission and learn a thing or two yourself, just by "liking" his facebook page.

As a senior in high school, he's preparing to enter a new world after graduation.

"The world I am about to enter is the world I want to help change and make a difference."

 

 

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