Saturday, September 30, 2006

17-year -old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder elected homecoming king

A 17-year-old Mesa boy with autism was elected Mountain View High School's homecoming king last night.Spencer Allen was crowned amid cheers in Toros' stadium.
Jackie Allen is Spencer's mother and says he gained popularity among the school's students with his outgoing personality that puts everybody at ease.
Autism impairs a person's communication and social skills. Jackie Allen says her son has helped many of his classmates understand and accept children with autism.
Spencer says his classmates think he's witty, and admits he's usually the force behind school parties.