Young man on autism spectrum starts his own business

Young man on autism spectrum starts his own business

–> Sorry, we’re having issues playing this video. In the meantime, try watching one of the videos below. For someone who loves the spotlight, Stephen Lepore, who lives on the autism spectrum, took a while to come out of his shell. His parents Kathleen Lepore said, “Everything was great and it was like a year and a half or so and we thought is he not hearing us… losing the eye contact the whole bit so we had it looked into.” Stephen went on to say, “Back in September of 1999 I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 years old and the doctors told my mom and dad that I would never speak… and many years later I proved them wrong.” Finding his voice at age five was a major breakthrough for Stephen but not the last hurdle he would face. Kathleen said, “He carries earbuds with him 24/7 because we know he might not like the sound in the restaurant but you have to, you have to try.” And that’s exactly what Stephen did. His parents exposed him to a host of extra-curricular activities like acting classes, surfing; and golf and track through the Special […]

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