Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A Black Belt With Autism
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If you met Nick Talent four years ago, he probably didn't look you in the eye.
Shy, muted, insecure - for most 14-year-olds, those traits come with the territory.
Nick has autism.
Now he's 18.
Extend your hand, and he'll shake it.
Look him in the eye, and you'll meet his gaze.
Smile and give small talk, and he'll do the same.
Throw a punch, though, and you'll find yourself on the ground.
Just ask his karate instructor.