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Miss Montana overcame many challenges on her way to the crown

September 07, 2012

Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana 2012's, desire to help people with autism comes from experience.

Wineman was diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder(PDD-NOS), including borderline Aspergers Syndrome when she was 11 years old. Following her diagnosis came years of counseling, an exhaustive battery of tests and at least one misdiagnosis.

Wineman was often teased and bullied during her school years and avoided interaction with others when she was younger.