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Autistic Basketball Star – Video

Watch the video of this autistic basketball star as he gets hotter than a pistol.

Jason McElwain is medically diagnosed as an autistic. He is now an autistic basketball star.
Autism is the disorder in the brain that makes it difficult for persons to interact socially with others as communication skills are impaired. The degree to which they become afflicted by autism spectrum disorder can vary widely and Jason is at the end of the spectrum where that is less severe than most. He is diagnosed as a high functioning autistic.

Its been found that persons who have this type of autism have normal or even above average intelligence. The condition presents daily challenges for both the victim and those who are close to them. Some of them include slow motor skills, difficulty interaction with others, explicitly obsessed with certain objects or facts and excessive reaction to objects of the senses like taste, light or smell.  Because they are different from most people persons with autism may be underestimated and treated as less capable. Watch this inspirational video as Jason over-acheives an becomes a hero.

Jason McElwain, or J-Mac as he is lovingly referred to as by his teammates and classmates, is medically diagnosed as autistic: highly functioning autistic to be precise. The reason that’s important is that ‘limits were put on him’ because of his autism. ‘The bar was set lower for him’ than for others. In basic English, less was expected of him. But as you’ll see in this clip Jason went ‘above and beyond’ what was expected of him on this night. Check out the clip to be AMAZED!!!

Jason proves that expectations can be misleading and that one should not set limits or low expectations on autistic. Perhaps if our attitudes would change and we raised the bar on what we expect then others would rise to our expectations.

Steve Jobs, who was autistic said, “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected”.
Do you know anyone who suffers from autism that has surpassed expectation put upon them by their peers like J-Mac the autistic basketball star?  Comment below and let us know what you think.