Friday, April 13, 2012

'I'm More Than Just a Dancer'

Alex Gumm performs a musical theater
tap dance with Lauren George
called “Goodbye Joe.”
CARSON VALLEY, Nev. -- To watch 15-year-old Alex Gumm dance one would never know he was diagnosed with autism.
The disorder was discovered in 1998 when he was 22 months old. Alex was soon enrolled in the early childhood autism program at UNR where doctors and tutors worked closely with him for four years.
“They basically saved Alex,” his mother, Toni, said. “If he didn't have them he wouldn't be functioning as well as he is today. I'm very grateful to them.”

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