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Author News Series

Future Horizons' Author News Series features article contributions from our authors that relate to autism, sensory issues, behavior, and more.

09/08/2017

Meet Me Where I'm At Authors, Cindy Best & Joyce Shor Book Signing

06/21/2017

TWO AUTHORS ENTHUSE ABOUT THEIR COMMON PASSIONS AT BOOKEXPO 2017

By Lyn Dunsavage Young

12/8/2016

Both Autism and ADHD Have Working Memory Problems

By Dr. Temple Grandin, author of The Way I See It & The Loving Push

08/11/2016
The International Aspergirl Society launches new campaigns and tour by Lyn Dunsavage Young

02/22/2016
"America's Choice' Alexis Wineman Tells Her Story" by Lyn Dunsavage Young

 

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New Releases in Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Resources

‘AMERICA’S CHOICE’ ALEXIS WINEMAN TELLS HER STORY

Alexis WinemanAlexis Wineman seems like most of us, except she’s prettier. But that would be expected because, after all, she did win the Miss Montana contest at age 17.

Ironically, she doesn’t see herself as “a girlie girl,” and she never was much of one for beauty contests.

“You wouldn’t have recognized me three to four years before that,” she muses. “I wore oversized clothing, often with hoodies or a hat so people wouldn’t notice me.”

Beauty and make-up just weren’t her things.
 
Yet, Alexis Wineman was chosen “America’s Choice” by the time she was in the Miss America contest at the age of 18.
 
Why?  Maybe because she is the first Miss America’s candidate who is autistic.  Maybe it was because she’s refreshingly honest and has a sense of humor, which was her “talent” in the contest.  Or, maybe, it’s because they loved her story of coming from a world of people bullying her and thinking she was “retarded,”

Read her life story in the Autism Asperger’s Digest here FREE! 

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I was able to hear her story in Dallas. Her story is so touching and she has done so well. Thank you Alexis for advocating and educating about Autism.

I live in Minnesota now, but have heard Alexis speak and it was life-changing for me, as a parent of a daughter with autism.