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With Tons of Support, This ASD Teen Overcomes His Social Anxieties to Compete on His School’s Swim Team!

When Ryan was just two years old, his mother noticed that he had stopped speaking, so she took him in for tests. When she found out he was on the autism spectrum, she realized that she needed to stop focusing on herself, and start giving Ryan a life that will make him happy.

As Ryan got older, he started to show a lot of interest in swimming — by the time he reached high school, Ryan decided he wanted to join the swim team. With the help of his coach and classmates, Ryan was able to overcome his social anxieties and difficulty with communication to become a member of Farmingdale High School’s swim team.

Watch the inspiring story in the video.

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