Jo Redman, World Championship KickboxerThe Autism Site
Jo Redman, World Championship Kickboxer, wasn’t diagnosed with Asperger’s until she was an adult. Because Jo grew up unaware of the diagnosis and didn’t know why she felt so different, it was difficult for her. It was not easy for her to forge friendships and she felt isolated. She was even bullied and called mean names, and being on the spectrum meant it was harder for her to brush off the criticisms.
When she was officially diagnosed, it opened up a new world for her. Her mindset changed. “It was like a flash of light to say, ‘Nothing’s actually wrong with you. You just are a little different,'” Jo says.
Watch this video to hear Jo’s inspirational story!