Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sports Helps Student Deal with Autism

NAPLES, N.Y. — Ian Liebentritt was just 13 years old when Greece Athena High School's Jason McElwain, who was diagnosed with autism at a young age, stepped into that national spotlight after playing in the team's final regular season game.
"It was an incredible story how he just came off the bench and scored 20 points in four minutes," said Liebentritt, who is also autistic. "In 11th grade, I didn't play much and I often would think of it as I had this many points and J-Mac had 20 in four minutes."

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