Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Man with autism, ADHD graduates from college

After being diagnosed with autism and several learning and speech disabilities as a toddler, Clayton Tauscher graduated from the University of Tennessee on Friday.

Clayton Tauscher, who has autism and ADHD, graduated with a history major from the University of Tennessee despite his disabilities; he plans to pursue a doctorate. "Seeing his hard work, his perseverance and how he stuck to everything, I'm just so proud of that," said Clayton's mother, Darla Tauscher, who has become a special educator. "God put wonderful teachers in his path and just put the right people there for him every year," she said. WBIR-TV (Knoxville, Tenn.)

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