Friday, January 11, 2013
Miss Montana: First Autistic Miss America Contestant
Alexis Wineman, a young woman on the autism spectrum who will be competing in the Miss America Pageant, has been selected by Diane Sawyer to be ABC World News Tonight's PERSON OF THE WEEK!!!! It will air tonight on the national news program, ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, at the end of the program. In Los Angeles it will air at 6:30 pm on ABC7.
This is fantastic! What a huge deal for all of us in the ASD community.
USA TODAY - by Ann Oldenburg - 2 hours ago Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana, is Miss America's first autistic competitor.