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Zoo Volunteer with Autism Beats the Odds

April 25, 2014

Joel Arnold walks around the Fort Worth Zoo talking about exhibits with confidence but that wasn’t always the case. When 18-year-old Arnold was a child, he was diagnosed with autism and doctors told his parents he would never be able to speak or even sit up. With therapy, he started talking and now he volunteers at the Fort Worth Zoo – a job he says has helped him improve his social skills. Watch the CBS 11 report above for more.