Meet Jon and Maddie. Jon is a junior with autism. Maddie is an amazing girl who asked him to prom and chose a dress in his favorite color.

About a month ago, Maddie, a senior, came to my office (I’m a teacher at their school) and asked if Jon’s mom and I would allow her to take him to prom. Maddie had gotten to know Jon through a school club that promotes friendships between special needs kids and regular kids. “He’s a junior,” she explained “so it’s his prom too. I just think he should have the chance to go.“

Read their touching story here, and do some miles for Autism Speaks!

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