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 differences, according to an article in The Huffington Post.
Leideker, the Linden High School football team's manager, has Asperger's syndrome, which can make it difficult to form friendships and forge social connections. But he was befriended by a small group of students, including the team's captain, Eddie Walterhouse, who stuck by him through his 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."