Miss America contestant’s brave admission: “I have autism.”

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Autism may soon have a surprising new spokesperson: Alexis Wineman, an 18-year-old Montana woman who hopes to be crowned Miss America on Saturday night.More on Shine: Miss America Gets Real About Anorexia”Most people do not understand what autism…

Otir‘s insight:

This story, which I first spotted on a disability blog is getting traction as the final contest date is approaching.

I personally do really care for beauty contests, but I really hope this very beautiful – and determined – young lady wins the contest of Miss America and be a voice for autism cause. It is time to include adults with differences and accept them.

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Otir

French blogger in the US writes on cultural differences, disabilities, religion, social media and politics.

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