Friday, October 19, 2012

For New Jersey student with autism, course load includes track

Sixth grader William Potts was ready to run at Haddonfield Middle School's last cross-country practice, as he has been almost every practice day since September.
The coed team's roster lists 82 participants, but only two to three dozen attend the optional five-day-a-week workouts, coach Maureen Baker said last week.
Will came to almost every one, she said - "maybe he missed one."
The 11-year-old stretched like the other runners, performed drills, and sported Bulldog red and white on the 11/2-mile racecourses. The difference was he also had a support person alongside at all times to keep him focused and a nurse on-site because of his autism and epilepsy, said his mother, Nancy Potts.  Click HERE to read the whole story at Philly.com

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