Autism doesn't stop him – Charlotte Observer

For the first 12 years of his life, Chris Fitzmaurice couldn’t sound out the letters of the alphabet. He spoke in high-pitched screeches, didn’t make eye contact with others and wouldn’t hug his parents. Diagnosed with mild-to-moderate autism at age 2, Chris’ communication was so limited that his doctor thought he would have a difficult time learning new things. Chris proved everyone wrong.