Mom Explains Why 11-Year-Olds With Autism Are Real Heroes (VIDEO)

Ian JorglSydnee Jorgl's hero isn't a politician or a celebrity. The New York City mom's hero is an 11-year-old boy with autism: her son, Ian. Born with what some would call a disability, he is doing amazing things with his life by waking up every morning and coping in a world where he doesn't fit the mold.

Ian is like thousands of kids with special needs, and thanks to families like the Jorgls, America is getting a look-see inside their worlds. They're the new stars of Our Special Life, CafeMom Studios' tribute to these amazing little heroes. First up? Ian Jorgl, of course:

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I don't know about you, but I think Sydnee makes a perfect first pick for this series. As she says, there are so many of these kids, and spreading the word about what their lives are like is the first step in creating a world where they can co-exist with their peers. She may not have expected to have to be an advocate for her child, but Jorgl is doing it masterfully. My hat is off to her, and of course to adorable Ian (and his equally adorable twin brother!).

Want to keep up with these incredible heroes? You can subscribe to Our Special Life on YouTube.

What part of Sydnee Jorgl's story rang true for you?

 

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