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Girl with autism shines singing holiday version of 'Hallelujah'

December 22, 2016

Be ready to be blown away by the voice of Kaylee Rodgers, a 10-year-old girl with autism who has gone viral singing a variation on Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."

Kaylee Rogers attends Killard House School in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and she sang a special holiday version of "Hallelujah" as part of her school’s choir concert. Litte did she know, the video would go viral around the world.

Kaylee who started singing at the age of three has made tremendous strides in her development ITV reports.

Colin Millar, principal of Killard House School told ITV News, "For a child who came in and wouldn’t really talk, wouldn’t really read out in class, to stand and perform in front of an audience is amazing.”

You can read more about Kaylee’s story at ITV News here.

The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. With that here are some Holiday Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders you can read more about here.