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Congratulations, Miss Montana 2012!

Miss Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana 2012

Miss Alexis Wineman (Image Courtesy of What’s On Tianjin)

I normally don’t pay attention to the Miss America pageant, but this morning during breakfast I happened to see a broadcast about Ms. Alexis Wineman, who is Miss Montana and is the first autistic contestant in the pageant. Miss Wineman was diagnosed with PDD-NOS and mild Asperger Syndrome at age 11 and plans to use this pageant opportunity to raise awareness and understanding about autism.

WWA offers congratulations to Miss Wineman and best wishes for this year’s pageant, which airs on Saturday, January 12 on ABC at 9:00 P.M.

To read more about Miss Wineman, check out this Huffington Post article and this International Business Times article. She is also on Twitter.

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