Beauty Queen With Autism Vies For Miss America Title – Disability Scoop

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Six months of perfecting her interviewing skills will be put to the test this week when Alexis Wineman steps before the judges in her quest to become the first Miss America with autism.

Otir‘s insight:

I had mentioned this article when it was published a couple days ago, and the story is getting more and more attention after Alexis was interviewed on Fox. Her chances are good, and I wish her well. Having a lovely spokeperson for autism can never hurt.

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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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