Saturday, January 12, 2013

Miss America and Autism

Miss America contestant's brave admission: "I have autism."

By  | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jan 9, 2013 1:45 PM EST
"Alexis Wineman, an 18-year-old Montana woman who hopes to be crowned Miss America on Saturday night... Wineman, who is the current Miss Montana, is both the youngest Miss America contestant this year and the first ever to have some form of autism. The brunette beauty queen was diagnosed at the age of 11 with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), which puts her on the mild end of the autism spectrum and carries symptoms similar to those of Asperger's Syndrome."

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