Teen with autism crowned homecoming king
Students at Michigan's Linden High School recently voted Danny Leideker, an 18 year old teenager with autism spectrum disorder, homecoming king. This seems to be part of a growing trend of students embracing those with difference, according to an article on the Huffington Post.
Leideker, the Linden High School football team's manager, has Asperger Syndrome, which can make it difficult to form friendships and forge social connects. But he was befreiend by a small group, including the team's cpatian, Eddie Walterhouse, who stuck by him through the tough high school years.
In a report by Michigan Live, Walterhouse said, "There's more to life than school and football and he's shown me that."
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