Okay…I’m a complete sap. I totally cried. Watch for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/w/Autistic%20basketball%20player%20causes%20mayhem%20at%20game?v=UBYPaNc57Ik&eurl

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  1. Actually, I don’t know why nobody thought of this before. He’s obviously fairly high functioning, and as with most autistic children he has gravitated to the activity that he feels most attune with. He problably could have been playing like that for years, but no body gave him a chance. The physical world and an autistic child are often thought of unmatched, but that’s not accurate, it’s just that the physical world that “normal” people see and the the physical world that autistic kids see are not exactly the same. Plus, autistic kids generally are extremely good with spacial differences and internal calculations.

    All that being said, of course, it was totally awesome. I loved how the coach let him have a chance, and the audience and team we completely behind him. They cheered when he went onto the court, not jsut when he made baskets.

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